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Why is IDDC involved in Inclusive Education?

Education is a fundamental human right; a right that is denied to over 70 million children and nearly 800 million adults. Of the 70 million children out of school, one third of those are children with disabilities.  

Education for all is achievable; however for these goals to be reached, among other things, there must be enhanced educational provision for all students, including students with disabilities.

According to UNESCO, inclusive education hinges on three things:

  • The physical presence of students within the mainstream schooling system;
  • Their full and active participation within school life;
  • Their achievement of the highest standard that they are capable of with the development of new skills.

A major factor towards the inclusion of students with disabilities in the education system is addressing the attitudes and skills of teachers. A focus on child-centred training can encourage teachers to be able to meet and support individual student needs.  

The Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 2 aims to achieve universal primary education, and this goal alongside education for all is achievable only if persons with disabilities are included.

IE Taskgroup: Events Actions and Campaigns

Our Resources and Tools page provides policy contributions, position papers, events, actions, and campaigns related to Inclusive Education.