Links & Resources

Inclusive education works. When children and young people learn together it benefits everyone and friendships, respect and understanding can be built.

We have put together some links to other inclusive education groups for learning, lobbying and inspiration.

If you would like more comprehensive information on inclusive education and would like some assistance please do not hesitate to contact one of the specialist Libraries listed, or contact your nearest University Library.


Links

Check out our newly uploaded videos  http://ieag.org.nz/video

 

Making Inclusive Education Happen Conference (Sept 2009) »
The peer reviewed proceedings from the Conference are found at this link.

People First »
People First is run by and for people with a learning disability.  With groups around New Zealand, People First helps people with learning disabilities to speak up for themselves,  meet friends and have fun. This website is a good source of information and resources for people with disabilities wishing to become self-advocates.

Learning better together »
Working towards inclusive education in New Zealand schools. An invaluable resource from IHC that provides a coherent picture of what we as students with a disability, parents,  teachers, principals, community leaders, ministry officials, policy makers and politicians can aspire to in schools.  The book and DVD/videos can be viewed or downloaded.

Alliance for Inclusive Education (ALLFIE) »
A national network of individuals, families and groups working to change the UK education system to an inclusive system.

Inclusion International »
Provides an area to share the progress of our efforts, and of others who are advocating for inclusive education globally.

Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education »
The Centre for Studies in Inclusive Education in the UK is an excellent website for parents and professionals interested in inclusive education. The site has a publications section with several free downloads.

Parents for Inclusive Education »
An organisation of parents, educators, and advocates working together to make inclusion of children with disabilities a more viable option in New York City Schools.

Inclusive education »
A site for school representatives, families and community members who are committed to promoting inclusive education in Canada

Enabling Education Network »
EENET (Enabling Education Network) is an inclusive education information-sharing network open to everyone.  This site contains an extensive resource database as well as encouraging conversations on issues of inclusion, equity and rights in education.    

UNESCO »
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation - Education for All site


Resources

Index for Inclusion »
The Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education produces  a wide range of publications. The Index for Inclusion is a set of materials to guide schools through a process of inclusive school development. It is about building supportive communities and fostering high achievement for all staff and students.

Source (INTERNATIONAL) »
A source of international resources on inclusive education – free downloadable material, and references.

Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI) »
A collection of Internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in the fields related to Special Education.

IHC Pocket Sized Guides

Download the IHC pocket sized guide to inclusive education as a pdf »
Download the IHC pocket sized code for New Zealand schools as a pdf »

New Zealand Down Syndrome Association Transition to Daycare, Kindy and School Pack

A resource package for parents and educators who are transitioning children to daycare, kindy and school, which consists of:

  1. The transition process DVD,
  2. The booklet Starting School by the Ministry of Education,
  3. A pocketsize Code for New Zealand Schools by IHC.

NZDSA members, who have children with Down Syndrome between the ages of 3-6, are entitled to one free copy of the DVD pack. Parents or educators who are not members of the NZDSA can purchase the pack for $20.

To request a Transition Pack  go to the NZDSA website or call Linda te Kaat, the National Administrator on 0800 693 724, press 2; or email her at [email protected]

World of Inclusion »
This  website contains a host of resources produced by Richard Reiser, an expert disabled international equality trainer, consultant and teacher. One resource that relates to New Zealand is Implementing Inclusive Education (PDF) - A Commonwealth Guide to Implementing Article 24 of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.

A Family Guide to Learning Disabilities   A useful explaination of some learning disabilities and links to further resources.