Welcome to the Inclusive Education Action Group
The Inclusive Education Action Group is a group of people committed to ensuring that all disabled children, young people and adults may participate fully in their local, regular educational setting.
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The Inclusive Education Action Group is a group of people committed to ensuring that all disabled children, young people and adults participate fully in their local, regular educational setting.
We recognise that disabled people are often denied the right to participate in education alongside other people of their age. Through our work we aim to promote knowledge, attitudes, policies and practices that facilitate inclusive education so that all disabled children, youth and adults will have equal opportunities to learn and flourish.
The Inclusive Education Action Group draws support from the following guidance, legislation and statements:
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Education Act 1989, s8
People who have special educational needs (whether because of disability or otherwise) have the same rights to enrol and receive education in state schools as people who do not.
- New Zealand Disability Strategy »
- National Education Goals »
- New Zealand Curriculum (Values and Principles) »
- New Zealand Action Plan for Human Rights 2005-2010 »
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Article 26 - Everyone has the right to education
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
Article 28 - States Parties recognize the right of the child to education, and with a view to achieving this right progressively and on the basis of equal opportunity.
Education is not only a fundamental right but also a basic necessity to be able to participate and flourish in one's community. It is the stage where children and adults learn to integrate into and become an active member of society.
UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education