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IEAG responds to Greens' policy

The Inclusive Education Action Group (IEAG) welcomes the Greens’ commitment to base New Zealand’s education system on the principles of inclusion and the provision of need. 

Responding to the Greens’ election policy ‘Every child thriving: Education for every child’, IEAG Co-convenor Bernadette Macartney says “It is refreshing to read a policy that acknowledges disabled people’s right to an inclusive education and that the current  special education system requires  an  extensive overhaul for this to be realised.”  

Read IEAG's media release

Read the Green Party Education Policy

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Labour's Education Policy

This opinion piece by Dr Bernadette Macartney offers a critical analysis of Labour's Education Policy.

Dr Macartney looks how responsive the policy is to implementing an inclusive edcuation system in Aotearoa New Zealand, what the policy means for disabled and other marginalised students, and lists what  is needed for a truly inclusive education to happen.

To read Dr Macartney's opinion piece click here

To read Labour's Education Policy click here

NB: At the time of writing, National had not released their Education Policy. Comment on National's Education Policy may follow.

 

 

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