“Inclusive Education: the Way of the Future”

The 48th session of the International Conference on Education 25-28 November 2008 (Geneva, Switzerland)

“Inclusive Education: the Way of the Future” focused on ways of providing education to the hundreds of millions of people around the world with little or no access to learning opportunities. Participants expressed particular concern over the potential impact of the global financial crisis and stressed that education was fundamental to reducing poverty and improving health and livelihoods. Ministers, education experts and representatives of civil society proposed concrete steps to improve education systems and overcoe major obstacles to inclusion. These steps include the development of policies that allow excluded groups access to regular school; the promotion of linguistic and cultural diversity, and equipping teachers with skills and materials to teach diverse populations. To know more

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