031101 Overcoming exclusion through inclusive approaches in education

031101 Overcoming exclusion through inclusive approaches in education

A Conceptual Paper

One of the greatest problems facing the world today is the growing number of persons who are excluded from meaningful participation in the economic, social, political and cultural life of their communities. Such a society is neither efficient nor safe.

This paper seeks to map out inclusive approaches in education as a strategy to achieve the goal of education
for all. It aims to construct a coherent conceptual and contextual policy framework in order to provide access and quality in basic education for all children and young people, and what it implies for education systems so that these needs can be addressed and responded to in mainstream of education whether it is formal or non-formal.

The ‘Overcoming Exclusion through Inclusive Approaches in Education’ paper has been developed in a close interaction, consultation and collaboration with a number of UNESCO colleagues, researchers and
practitioners from the different world regions. It is intended to provide a framework for UNESCO’s involvement in developing inclusion in education in its Member States, as well as to be a source of stimulation
and discussion.