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ERIC Number: EJ1062315
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-2332-3205
Perspectives on Inclusive Education with Reference to United Nations
Sharma, Arvind
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v3 n5 p317-321 2015
This essay explores inclusive education and explains the role of United Nations for imparting it to different nations. Undoubtedly, the UN and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) strive for all children to have equitable access to education as a basic human right. The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) combined with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) form the heart of the international framework protecting children from education discrimination. While the UN system currently works towards achieving the EFA goals, it is also considering how to frame the post-2015 agenda. The "Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities" (GPCWD) launched in 2012 as a network advocating for the rights of children with disabilities in the new agenda, including the mainstreaming or inclusion of disability rights across all global child-related agendas but the transition from current schools to inclusive education systems is not easy. Integration without systemic changes in organization, teaching techniques, and learning strategies can actually cause greater levels of exclusion as children with diverse needs are forced into an unaccommodating system but programme like United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI) committed to supporting equal gender access to education and reducing the gender gap in both primary and secondary education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child