Tag Archives: Inclusion

The challenges of achieving inclusive education for people with disabilities in Nicaragua

By Indiana Fonseca y Katharina Pförtner, CBM CBM partners practicing Community-Based Inclusive Development (CBD) and Inclusive Education, working with the Nicaraguan Ministry of Education and representatives from Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs), were invited to present a background paper on education … Continue reading

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Millions of children with disabilities are missing out on education. Like me, they deserve to fulfill their potential

By Brina Maxino When I was 9 years old, a psychologist told my parents I had a low IQ because I was born with Down syndrome.  Seven years later, I graduated high school as class valedictorian. At the age of … Continue reading

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Recovery packages ignoring the disadvantaged won’t hold ground

By Stefania Giannini, Assistant-Director General for Education at UNESCO The arrival of COVID-19 has driven wedges of inequalities to breaking point in all corners of the earth. Already, before the arrival of the pandemic, Latin America and the Caribbean was … Continue reading

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Children with disabilities are still often excluded from education

Today, December 3rd, marks the annual celebration of persons with disabilities. It is a reminder of the importance of removing barriers to education for all people living with disability, both visible and invisible. As many readers will know, the latest … Continue reading

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Global Education Monitoring Report 2020: Education for all

By Senator Dr Gertrude Musuruve Inimah, Kenya Parliament, representing persons with disabilities, and co-chair of the International Parliamentary Network for Education Inclusion, the theme of the Global Education Monitoring Report 2020, is another way of saying ‘Education for all’. Both … Continue reading

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Why laws and policies matter for inclusion

Laws and policies determine the framework for achieving inclusion in education. Hence the reason for launching the Profiles Enhancing Education Reviews website, PEER, which contains country profiles of laws and policies on areas specific to SDG 4, starting with inclusion. … Continue reading

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Now more than ever we need to talk about inclusion in schools

English / Español No teacher should have to pay with their life for carrying out their job. The horrifically violent circumstances surrounding the death of Samuel Paty, in a suburb of Paris on October 16 have traumatised France. As French … Continue reading

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First generation graduate Bharati Date: A village girl in India now on course to become a government officer

This story is part of a campaign run by the GEM Report, #Iamthe1stgirl, to accompany the launch of the 2020 GEM Gender Report. The campaign tells the stories of many girls who were the first in their family to graduate, … Continue reading

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First generation graduate Tai Phalke: A village girl in India, who now works as an engineer

This story is part of a campaign run by the GEM Report, #Iamthe1stgirl, to accompany the launch of the 2020 GEM Gender Report. The campaign tells the stories of many girls who were the first in their family to graduate, … Continue reading

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Emerging from COVID-19 pandemic: A social inclusion approach to educating learners with disabilities

By Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Global Disability Advisor, World Bank and Anna Cristina D’Addio, Senior Policy Analyst at the GEM Report The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic forced millions of children to stay at home and physically out of school. Despite planned … Continue reading

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