UNESCO report on equity and inclusion

June 29, 2017 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

UNESCO has released a report titled A Guide for Ensuring Inclusion and Equity in Education [pdf]. Not really for the classroom teacher, its intended audience are government policy makers, and is “intended to support countries in embedding inclusion and equity in educational policy. The ultimate objective is to create system-wide change for overcoming barriers to quality educational access, participation, learning processes and outcomes, and to ensure that all learners are valued and engaged equally.” (p. 10).

But you know, for a classroom teacher, or a coach, it’s kind of foundational – I’d still recommend it and it is an easy read, from page 35: “Research on teacher education for inclusive education has identified four core values that undergird teachers’ competence in developing and sustaining inclusive practice:

  1. Valuing learner diversity: Students’ differences are viewed as a resource and an asset to education;
  2. Supporting all learners: Teachers have high expectations for all learners’ achievements;
  3. Working with others: Collaboration and teamwork are essential approaches for all teachers; and
  4. Continuing personal professional development: Teaching is a learning activity and teachers must accept responsibility for their own lifelong learning.”

Check it out! Rowan

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