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The Inclusive Schools Network aims to connect the international inclusive education community through shared knowledge, stories, ideas and the experiences of all those working toward building more inclusive schools.

In the International Inclusive Education section of the ISN Website you can:

  • Explore the history of international inclusive education;
  • Access key international instruments and conventions that support international inclusive education;
  • Read reports and news briefs;
  • Learn more about global organizations working on inclusive education;
  • Read stories about international inclusive schools.

Quick Guide: Towards Disability Inclusive Education

The Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development (DCDD) has developed a Quick Guide: Towards Disability Inclusive Education to make it easier to access tools and resources to support inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. This guide was developed to help programme managers, proposal developers and field coordinators who are involved… Read more

International Reports, Documents and Media Resources

A Place to Learn: Lessons from Research on Learning Environments The choice of 300+ sources, 91 background references and 58 studies that were reviewed and used to develop a new publication on learning environments by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics were guided by the simple question: How can… Read more

International Organizations Supporting Inclusive Education

Education for All Global Campaign for EducationThe Education for All (EFA) movement is a global commitment to provide quality basic education for all children, youth, and adults. The movement was launched at the World Conference on Education for All in  1990, when agreed to universalize primary education and massively reduce illiteracy by the end of the decade. Ten years… Read more

Key Instruments Supporting International Inclusive Education

The right of children to have access to inclusive education is widely supported in international human rights law, international conventions ratified by its members and the majority of human rights instruments. The concept and practice of inclusive education has gained worldwide attention in the past few decades. From the launching of the Universal Declaration of… Read more

Inclusive Education in Vietnam

Author: Dieu-Anh Nguyen, M.Ed., Stetson & Associates, Inc. Background Formal education in Vietnam consists of twelve years of basic education.  Like many school systems in the United States, it is divided into five levels: pre-school, primary, lower secondary, upper secondary, and higher education.  To meet the demands of its ever-changing and rapidly growing economic landscape… Read more

Our Global Partners: An Experience in Shared Leadership

Very often we think we are steeped in the complexities of implementing the IDEA . Hit the pause button,  then rewind to when P.L. 94-142 was enacted in 1975. That’s where I found myself in early December when I participated in one of the initial activities to bring inclusive education to  people with disabilities  in… Read more

Building a World for Inclusion

Click here to view the video: A World for Inclusion A film about the 2006 Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in particular article 24 on education.   “We must work together to build a world for inclusion.”  –Excerpt from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization     (UNESCO) 2006 Convention on… Read more

Supporting Quality Instruction on an International Level

Teachers and educational leaders who strive to provide quality instruction are always searching for ways to enhance student learning. We can learn a great deal about inclusive instruction from our peers across the globe. Having knowledge of international educational practices provides additional resources to support quality instruction for all students. Reviewing articles and research to… Read more