The Educator: inclusive education

A publication of The International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI)

In most countries in the developing world the promotion of the inclusion of children with visual impairment in local schools reflects a practical necessity and not a policy choice. For most of these children, the local school represents their only chance of receiving any education – all other considerations aside there are nowhere near enough places in specialist schools to cater for the huge numbers currently outside education.

To a child with no access to education, the debate about whether it is best provided in special or mainstream schools must seem like a nonsensical sideshow.

Children undergo inclusive schooling in a classroom in Sierra Leone.

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