Jakarta, Indonesia, 3-5 November 2009
Imagem: Unesco, 2006“How can we remove the barriers that exclude disabled children from free and compulsory primary and junior secondary education? This question will be discussed at the Sub-regional Workshop on the Provision of Inclusive Quality Education for Children with Disabilities in Jakarta.The Workshop builds upon the 48th International Conference on Education (ICE) of November 2008. The ICE concluded by calling upon countries “to adopt an inclusive education approach in the design, implementation, monitoring and assessment of educational policies as a way to further accelerate the attainment of the Education For All (EFA) goals, as well as to contribute to building more inclusive societies”.The Jakarta Workshop aims to assist the countries in improving the schooling of children with disabilities by:
– removing the barriers that exclude disabled children from free and compulsory primary and junior secondary education, and
– providing inclusive primary and junior secondary education systems that take into account the varied needs of disabled children.
In preparation for the Workshop, the participating countries (Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Timor-Leste) have each prepared a national report, which will be shared and discussed with senior ministerial officials and international experts in inclusive education. The national reports not only consist of in-depth situational analyses on the provision of inclusive quality education for disabled children at the primary and junior secondary levels, but will also serve as a tool to stimulate feasible ideas for improving the current situation. The Workshop will lead to practical recommendations, tailor-made to address priority objectives as well as interventions to be adopted and implemented by the countries.
This Workshop is co-organized by the IBE and the UNESCO Office in Jakarta.