The Human Rights Commission, the Ministry of Education and disability rights stakeholders are collaborating to hold the first of a series of regional workshops on inclusive education in Palmerston North on October 21.
All parts of the Education System are undergoing the most radical change in 30 years, and teachers, principals and Boards want to know more about how they can make improvements for disabled people.
This event will create an opportunity for disabled people, educators and other networks to meet with each other, with people who can make things happen in your community, and with people who can influence change nationally through policy.
This webpage contains some suggested links and readings, people who are interested in attending may want to read before coming. The resources include information about several frameworks that support developing inclusive education policy and structures, teaching inclusively, and developing inclusive early childhood education and school cultures.
We hope these are useful and look forward to seeing you soon.
- Resources and readings
- Macartney. 2011. Teaching through an ethic of belonging
- IHC. 2009. Learning better together Working towards inclusive education in New Zealand schools
- CSIE. Ten reasons for inclusion
- Angus H. Macfarlane, Sonja Macfarlane, Catherine Savage & Ted Glynn Inclusive education and Māori communities in Aotearoa New Zealand
- The Education Conversation shows how the extensive programme of changes to education are progressing, and what people have been saying about the changes they want made to improve education for the future. Have a look here to see the report on the voices of disabled people here.