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Confronting the Gap: Rights, Rhetoric and Reality? Return to Salamanca – A Global Conference on Inclusive Education



Salamanca, Spain, 21-23 October 2009 Fifteen Years have passed since The Salamanca Statement and Framework for Action was adopted by the World Conference on Special Needs Education: Access and Quality (Salamanca, Spain, 10 June 1994). As the Convention on the Rights of Person’s with Disabilities comes into effect, it is time to assess the progress made and set the agenda for renewed action in the years ahead. The objectives of the conference include:
  • Sharing information on the current status of Inclusive Education globally;
  • Sharing good practices and successful strategies to help to implement of quality inclusive education;
  • Developing networks and participation between education leaders from different countries so they can work together in promoting inclusive education.
The conference is organised by Inclusion International and Inclusion Europe, and co-sponsored by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education, the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, the Institute on Community Integration (INICO), the ONCE Foundation and the Spanish Confederation of Organisations in Favour of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (FEAPS).
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