The list of publications is not exhaustive. It includes a variety of publications from a variety of fields, all of which provide information deemed of importance towards issues related to Inclusive Education and/or Children with Disabilities.
The European Social Charter complements the European Convention on Human Rights in the field of economic and social rights. It sets out rights and fundamental freedoms and establishes a supervisory mechanism based on collective complaints and state reports, guaranteeing their respect by states parties. It was recently revised and the 1996 Revised European Social Charter is gradually replacing the initial 1961 Charter. The Charter guarantees a wide range of rights; rights relating to housing, health, education, employment, social protection, movement of persons and non-discrimination
The purpose of this paper is to describe the collaborative efforts between an Early Childhood Teacher Education Program and a Child Disability Health Care Program to incorporate a transdisciplinary model in the preparation of early childhood teachers in inclusive practice. Recent studies suggest essential components of teacher preparation in early childhood inclusion include: helping students construct a positive image of inclusive practice, incorporating a family-centered approach, and collaborating and relationship building across disciplines.
Teachers, Teaching and Pedagogy
Silverman, K., Hong, Seong, & Trepanier-Street, M.
The White Paper 6: Special Needs Education, Building an Inclusive Education and Training System is a framework to build a single, inclusive system of ducation and training. This system is based on the principles of human rights and social justice for all learners; participation, social integration and redress; equal and equitable access to education; community responsiveness; and cost-effectiveness. EWP6 argues for the need to transform the entire education system in order to tackle barriers to learning and development that any learner might encounter in a life-long learning career. Its emphasis is on those groups of learners and students who have been, or continue to be, disadvantaged in terms of educational provision.
The purpose of this publication is to share these contributions and provide a comprehensive overview of the major issues, challenges and questions related to inclusive education. Benefiting from a rich diversity of fields, organizations and regions, these contributions encompass a broad range of perspectives and approaches. This publication is organized in four main sections, followed by a content analysis of the messages sent to the Conference by over 120 Ministers of Education worldwide, and concluded by an article on inclusive education as the core of the Education for All (EFA) agenda. The four sections focus on ICE sub-themes—approaches, scope and content; public policies; systems, links and transitions; and learners and teachers—and are introduced by relevant extracts from the reference document of the Conference.