Workshop on Inclusive Education, 27th July, 2017
National Trust, an autonomous organization of Government of India, working for the welfare of persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities launched the initiative of “Inclusive India” on 6.6.2017 with an objective to bring inclusion in the education, employment and community life of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The initiative was launched by Hon’ble Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment, Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot in the presence of Shri Vijay Goel, Hon’ble MoS(I/C), Youth Affairs & Sports; Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, MoS (I/C) Skill Development and Entrepreneurship; Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Ayog and Shri Yuri Afansasiev UN Representative to India.
One of important verticals of Inclusive India Campaign is “inclusive education”. It is about the effort to make schools inclusive for children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Stated simply, inclusive education is the creation of learning environments that maximizes the potential for every young person in our diverse societies to receive a high quality education alongside their peers in local schools. The Right to an Inclusive Education has been explicitly expressed in the United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), The Right to Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 and Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWDs) Act, 2016.
Delivering inclusive education for all will require transformational change in education systems so that inclusion becomes an intrinsic feature of policy, culture and practice from the classroom to policy level. We understand that the transformation of the education system would involve contribution of all the stakeholders namely, parents/families, teachers, professional experts, school principals and educational policy makers.
For deliberating on the subject of inclusive education with Heads of Educational Institutes of Delhi-NCR region, and the Government Policy makers, a consultation workshop has been scheduled on 27th July, 2017 from 10 AM to 12.30 PM at the Scottish High International School, Block- G, Sector 57, Sushant Lok II Gurugram – 122011, Haryana.
Heads of Educational Institutes and Teachers of Delhi/NCR region (both public and private schools) and parents of children with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities are welcome to the conference. Please intimate your desire to participate in the conference at firstname.lastname@example.org
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