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We are proud of the first ever policy on inclusive education in Sierra Leone: the National Policy on Radical Inclusion in Schools

🔊 Listen to this blog By Dr David Moinina Sengeh, Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education of Sierra Leone and Chair of the Advisory Board for the GEM Report I became the Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education of Sierra … Continue reading

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In which countries do children attend single-sex schools?

🔊 Listen to this blog While enrolment rates disaggregated by sex might be easy to find, comparative cross-country data on how many children are in single-sex schools are scarce. As another International Women’s Day passes us by, it seems fitting … Continue reading

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Christophe: A COVID-19 learning hero for blind learners in Burkina Faso

Christophe Oulé became blind when he was 43. “It did not happen immediately,” he said. “It took six months. At first, I felt useless. When I first knew, I told myself, a person who is blind has no access to … Continue reading

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Providing education for nomadic people requires a flexible approach

An inclusive curriculum should be flexible. That means having a curriculum that is adaptable and accessible to various needs and abilities so as to increase student participation and engagement. There are degrees of flexibility, along a continuum from fully flexible … Continue reading

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Inclusion in education in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

A new regional Report launched today in an event by the GEM Report, in partnership with the European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education and the Network of Education Policy Centers covers inclusion and education – the theme of … Continue reading

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Efforts to make disaggregated data available must continue in the Caribbean

Nationally representative surveys that ask education-related and individual background questions in comparable ways over time are crucial for monitoring equity in education globally. Yet, 41% of countries, representing 13% of the population, have either not carried out a household survey … 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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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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