In spite of existing legislation, children with disabilities
often lack sufficient government and social support for their full
integration into society. This also applies to education systems,
where professionals and administrators are not always certain how
to guarantee the right of children with disabilities to education
or how to cater for their individual needs successfully and efficiently.
In this regard, the committee supports the approaches of inclusive
education as it guarantees the right to education for all children
regardless of their physical, intellectual, emotional, cultural
or other conditions. Moreover, a diverse population of children
and young people being educated in the same school is bound to create
an increased degree of tolerance and will contribute to a growing
acceptance of difference in society.
Inclusive education should be the responsibility of all and
must be seen as an important step towards the development of an
inclusive society for all. It will only be achieved by partnerships,
networking and joint learning by all stakeholders.