UNESCO has launched the 2020 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, Inclusion and education: All means all, that calls on countries to widen the understanding of inclusive education to include all learners.
The 2020 GEM Report, the fourth in the GEM Report series, identifies the practices in governance and finance, curricula, textbooks and assessments, teacher education, school infrastructure, and relations with students, parents and communities that can unlock the process to inclusion. It provides policy recommendations to make learner diversity a strength to be celebrated, a force for social cohesion.
It looks at social, economic and cultural mechanisms that discriminate against disadvantaged children, youth and adults, keeping them out of education or marginalized in it. Spurred by their commitment to fulfill the right to inclusive education by 2030, countries are expanding their vision of inclusion in education to put diversity at the core of their systems.
Yet implementation of well-meaning laws and policies often falters. Released at the start of the decade of action, and in the middle of the Covid-19 crisis, which has exacerbated underlying inequalities, the report argues that resistance to addressing every learner’s needs is a real threat to achieving global education targets.
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