The right to education applies to everybody. However, a very small minority of children with currently access education in most developing countries. This has huge effects on development in general, as well as the global mainstreaming of disability issues. Schools are obligated to accommodate all children regardless of their physical, intellectual, social, emotional, linguistic or other conditions, according to the Salamanca Statement and Framework for Action on Special Needs Education, para 3)

 

RI Work - Education

 

UNESCO reports that many children with disabilities are being left without any education and that inclusive education has not yet been fully accepted in schools and society. Barriers to inclusive education include accessibility to school buildings, special materials and equipment, training of regular teachers and support workers, differentiated curricula and assessment strategies that suit the child’s individual needs.

 

RI Fact Sheet:Education