Inclusive education (date: May 2010)
Focus on Eastern Europe
Collection of links on the topic "Inclusive education", realised on the occasion of the international symposium "Teorie şi practică în Psihopedagogia specială / Theory und practice in special education", 27.05.2010, Timisoara, Romania [Educaţia incluzivǎ pe mapamond (Romanian)], later revised and completed for the online version.
Inclusive education worldwide
"We believe and proclaim that: - every child has a fundamental right to education, and must be given the opportunity to achieve and maintain an acceptable level of learning, - every child has unique characteristics, interests, abilities and learning needs " [Salamanca Statement, 1994]
Parents want their children go to regular schools. But in many European countries children with intellectual disabilities still have to go to special schools. They cannot learn and play with non-disabled children. To learn with other children, disabled children need some support. Teachers must look first at what a child can do. [www.inclusion-europe.org]
regular schools with this inclusive orientation are the most effective means of combating discriminatory attitudes, creating welcoming communities, building an inclusive society and achieving education for all; more over, they provide an effective education to the majority of children and improve the efficiency and ultimately the cost-effectiveness of the entire education system. [Salamanca Statement, 1994]