Shift towards Inclusion. Global Trends: Planning and Implementing Strategies for IE . Ghana Education Services Special Education Division, Ministry of Education, Science and Sports, Accra, Ghana December, 2007. 77 million children still not in school.
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Shift towards Inclusion
Global Trends:Planning and Implementing Strategies for IE
Ghana Education Services Special Education Division,
Ministry of Education, Science and Sports,
UNESCO Study SEN Legislation 1996
52 UN member states responded to questionnaire survey
UNESCO Review of Special Needs Education 1995
All data should be interpreted with extreme caution
Data on Legislative and Policy Progress drawn from Peters, 2004
Martin, 1989 cited in Avoke, 2002
Studies in both OECD and non-OECD countries indicate that students with disabilities achieve better school results in inclusive settings
Pursuing innovations in classroom instruction with the aim of pedagogic, communicative and curricular change grounded in a critical understanding of ‘inclusivity’ is the most promising alternative approach to educational change.
Sefa Dei, 2005 – The Challenge of Inclusive Schooling in Africa: a Ghanaian Case Study
Conversion of national goals and international intent into realities involves:
Questions to be considered prior to in-depth analysis of educational plans:
Index works around a cycle of activities which guide schools through stages of preparation, investigation, development and review.
Focus on sharing concerns related to current legislations and policies, analyse existing strengths and weaknesses and discuss practical measures to facilitate inclusive practice.
To share existing provisions in policy and legislation for IE
To analyse the existing strengths and gaps in policies and legislations for inclusive education:
To discuss practical measures to facilitate IE by building on existing strengths and filling up the gaps in policies and legislations