Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Dec 14: Policies and educational practices for equity and inclusion in Spain

The Global Resource Center on Inclusive Education at the Institute on Community Integration

Invites you to a presentation by a visiting professor

M. Cristina Cardona, PhD

Professor of Research Methods in Special and Inclusive Education at the Faculty of Education, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain

Policies and educational practices for equity and inclusion in Spain

The right to an inclusive education encouraged internationally by the United Nations, articulated in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC, 1989) and in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD, 2006), put countries that ratified these international documents under pressure to increase equity in education for all. Consistent with the ratification of these conventions, many governments in the last decades have introduced legislation to promote more inclusive educational systems. The resulting changes have affected not only students with disabilities, but also students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and/or linguistic backgrounds. This presentation will review policies, principles, and measures that guide inclusive school and classroom practices in Spain in order to make the Spanish educational system more equitable and effective through teacher education programs.

When: Wednesday, December 14th, from 10:30 to 11:30am

Where: 320 Education Sciences Building

For more information, please contact Renáta Tichá at tich0018@umn.edu or Cristina Cardona at cristina.cardona.molto@gmail.com
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