Briefing Paper on Inclusive Education (European Commission, October 2013)
This briefing paper on Inclusive Education is intended for EU staff and other colleagues working on education and development issues.
This paper will identify
- What we mean by Inclusive education: Participation in meaningful learning for all;
- Who we are seeking to include: Learners from the poorest families, learners from remote areas, ethnic minorities, girls, children with special needs, HIV/AIDS orphans and children living in fragile and conflict-affected areas;
- What are the barriers to inclusion: policy gaps, school related barriers, social stigma, and socio-economic factors;
- How we can work better with marginalized groups? Policy level considerations, planning and EMIS/mapping, school-focused intervention strategies, financial incentives and working with civil society supporting marginalised groups.