Access and Inclusion in Sub Saharan Africa. Richard Rieser Disability Equality firstname.lastname@example.org. Inequalities in access to education.
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“If we are to meet the 2015 goal, it is now time for Governments to work together to actively target the millions of marginalised disabled children currently missing out on a free quality education.
Moreover, from now on, the new paradigm of inclusive education must mark the institution of education, understanding that the traditional education system, as it was conceived and designed is not only opposed to diversity, but it works against the rights and interests of populations historically excluded.”
Vernor Munoz UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education, Foreword Education’s Missing Millions 2007
A guide to Implementing Article 24 of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities
Special’ education ‘Normal’ education
Special child Normal child
Square pegs for square holes Round pegs for round holes
Special teachers Normal teachers
Special schools Normal schools
Change the child to fit the system . System stays the same
Child must adapt or fail Make the square peg round
• Children are different
• All children can learn
• Different abilities, ethnic groups, size, age, background, gender
• Change the system to fit the child
Disability Responsive is:
Analysis of Fast :Track Initiative of EFA on including disabled children
Education’s Missing Millions 2007 World Vision