Presentation by Ms. Paula Hunt, Specialist, Inclusive Education, UNICEF Regional Office for CEE/CIS

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Realizing Article 24: The rights of children with disabilities to be included in quality learning.
From 4th Child Protection Forum in Tajikistan, 2013.

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Presentation by Ms. Paula Hunt, Specialist, Inclusive Education, UNICEF Regional Office for CEE/CIS

  1. 1. Realizing Article 24: The rights of children with disabilities to be included in quality learning 4th Central Asian Republics Forum Dushanbe, 2013
  2. 2. How many children with disabilities are there in Central Asia? How many children with disabilities in Central Asia do not attend school? How many children with disabilities in Central Asia live in an institution or attend a special school?
  3. 3. ALL CHILDREN, includi ng children with disabilities have the right to quality education, provid ed in an inclusive The CRC and CRPD make explicit the obligation towards ALL CHILDREN, without exception
  4. 4. UNICEF PROMOTES: Access for EVERY child Inclusive Education as the main vehicle towards social inclusion Demonstrated good practices
  5. 5. COMMITMENTS
  6. 6.  Legal reform  Policy and guidance  Service delivery  Attitudes and culture change  Respect for human rights  Training and support of personnel  Participatory engagement with children and families
  7. 7. STRUCTURES COMMITMENTS
  8. 8.  De-institutionalization  Data Collection  Financing  Capacity-Building  Participation and partnership  Transparency and accountability
  9. 9. COMMITMENTS STRUCTURES Right To Access Education
  10. 10. Right to Access Education Early childhood care and education services Ensuring accessibility and availability of inclusive education Removing barriers to inclusive education Creating inclusive learning environments Working with parents
  11. 11. COMMITMENTS STRUCTURES Right to Quality Education Right To Access Education
  12. 12. Right to Quality Education Positive Learning Environments Investment in Teachers Investment in Curricula and Pedagogy Child-Friendly, safe and healthy environment Rights-based inclusive assessments
  13. 13. COMMITMENTS STRUCTURES Respect for Rights within education Right To Access Education Right to Quality Education
  14. 14. Respect for rights within education Respect for identity, culture and language Respect for children’s participation rights Respect for personal and physical integrity
  15. 15. Government wide underpinning • Political will and good governance • Effective government structures • Financing Overarching commitments • Guaranteeing protection from discrimination • De-institutionalisation Policies • Strengthening information systems • Learning from what works • Partnerships and participation • Capacity building Processes
  16. 16. Respect for rights within education Right to access education Right to quality education COMMITMENTS STRUCTURES ARTICLE 24 – RIGHT TO EDUCATION
  17. 17. INCLUSIVE EDUCATION…. Rights-based approach to education emphasizes the ALL in “Education for All” Target the most marginalized children, including those who have been excluded, or at the margins of education systems Promote CRPD definition of disability Emphasize participation as a measure by which systems are inclusive
  18. 18. Paula Frederica Hunt, Inclusive Education Specialist, UNICEF Region Office for Europe and Central Asia pfhunt@unicef.org http://www.unicef.org/ceecis www.inclusive-education.org

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