ERIC Number: ED422683
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Including the Excluded: One School for All.
EFA 2000 Bulletin, n32 Jul-Sep 1998
This issue of "EFA 2000" focuses on the theme of inclusive education, i.e., including children with disabilities in general education classrooms. The cover story discusses a 1995 UNESCO survey of 63 countries that showed that integration of children with disabilities in regular schools is a declared policy in almost every country. Reasons for this movement toward inclusion are discussed, including the demand of parents of children with disabilities for equal rights for their children. Components for successful inclusion are identified, including: (1) the development of appropriate and flexible curricula to allow teachers to give additional time and instructional support to children with special needs; (2) adequate training for teachers in ordinary schools to be able to deal with diversified groups of pupils, including children with disabilities and learning difficulties; (3) new organizational arrangements to encourage special schools to work more closely with mainstream schools and individual teachers; and (4) information and support to parents of children with disabilities. Subsequent articles include a position statement by David Blunkett, Secretary of State for education and employment in the United Kingdom, an interview with Federico Mayor, director-general of UNESCO, about the state of basic education, and a description of China's ambitious national plan on inclusive education. (CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, Program Implementation, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Surveys
EFA 2000 Bulletin, EFA Forum Secretariat, UNESCO, 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP France; Fax: (33) 1 4568 5629; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; World Wide Web: http://www.education.unesco.org/efa
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).; United Nations Educational Science, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Educational Policy and Planning.
Identifiers - Location: China; United Kingdom