#YesToInclusion because #InclusionWorks
Building on the momentum of the first part of the international summit held last February 2017, this second part aims to continue the dialogue in inclusive education and broaden its scope to address exclusion due to gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation and again, ability.
It is designed to serve as an open, participatory platform for all of us to share, collaborate, identify critical gaps in current practices and policies and co-create new ideas, approaches, methodologies and best practices. This multi-stakeholder approach and break-out session structure of the summit will enable and empower participants to engage in deep exploration and analysis of the issues confronting each marginalized sector and address cross cutting concerns in making inclusive education a reality.
- Traditional special education solution, lack of unified strategy – and diverse understanding on inclusion concept
- There is a little to no convergence of programs that could optimize use of resources to address education needs for all children
- There are no clear processes for consolidating, learning from, sharing knowledge, and taking action on inclusive education
- There are schools that are unsafe and inaccessible that further contribute to exclusion
- Comprehensive Inclusive Education Act that encompass DepEd, TESDA, and CHED policies
- Ordinances from local governments allocating support and funding for cross-sectoral support encompassing education-health-nutrition-protection concerns
- A mandate from the President to all concerned agencies to support inclusive education.
- To effectively integrate Inclusive Education in the Philippine Educational System
- To increase enrollment of marginalized children in quality education and promote inclusion
- To cultivate caring families, competent teachers and supportive administrators to implement a learner-centered, differentiated pedagogy
- To promote safe and accessible learning environment for all learners