All students have the right to a full-day
Decades of research has consistently and conclusively proven that inclusive education benefits all students and strengthens schools and education systems. A Harvard-led 2016 review of 280 studies from 25 countries found inclusive educational settings “confer substantial short and long-term benefits for students with and without disabilities.”
It’s a Human Right
Equitable access to inclusive education for ALL students with disabilities is a fundamental human right. It is not an optional “program”, nor is this right dependent on individual beliefs, student abilities or organizational priorities.
The right of all students with disabilities to access inclusive education without discrimination was recognized by Articles 5 and 24 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The UN CRPD was ratified by 176 countries, including Canada, and clarified by General Comment No. 4 (the Right to Inclusive Education), released by the UN CRPD Committee in 2016.
External #BackToSchool Resources
Inclusion International: Accessibility Does Not Equal Inclusion
Inclusion International has created a campaign to focus attention on Inclusive Education.
ACCESSIBILITY DOES NOT EQUAL INCLUSION. Getting into school is only the first challenge. Real inclusion means education systems are designed to meet the needs of all students. Take #ActionOnInclusion, demand #InclusiveEducation
Kristin Wiens: Rethinking Power Needs
Created by Kristin Wiens (@kwiens62). Kristin is the Special Education Curriculum Coordinator at School District 62 in Victoria, B.C.
“Rethinking Power Needs” Created by Kristin Wiens (@kwiens62). Kristin is the Special Education Curriculum Coordinator at School District 62 in Victoria, B.C.
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- All students belong in the classroom
- All students learn differently
- All students create opportunities to learn
- All students have the right to a full-day
For more #BackToShool resources see: All Means All: Back-to-School 2019