publication . Research . Article . 2014

Moving Towards Inclusive Education as a Human Right: An Analysis of International Legal Obligations to Implement Inclusive Education in Law and Policy

Lisa Waddington; Carly Toepke;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
Children with disabilities experience ongoing segregation in special education classes or are otherwise excluded from education. This is in spite of the fact that States have a legal obligation to offer an accessible and inclusive education to all learners. Exclusion of any child from education is a violation of international law and a breach of human rights. The provision of inclusive education is an obligation under international law, as well as the means by which to fulfil the additional legal obligation to make education accessible to children with disabilities. Inclusive education is not only an educational system, but an approach and an attitude which addr...
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free text keywords: Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Special education, Convention on the Rights of the Child, Obligation, Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, Education policy, Public administration, Political science, Law, Treaty, Human rights, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common
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