Monday, May 5, 2014

Global Action Week on Education & Disability





"I wish to commend the Global Campaign for Education for highlighting the right to education for persons with disabilities for Global Action Week 2014. This year’s campaign yet another opportunity to advocate strongly for the rights of persons with disabilities and to urge all stakeholders to pursue their efforts to remove all types of barriers and to help realize the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in society.
Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General

It is estimated that around 93 million children are living with disabilities, with a high concentration for them living in low-and middle-income countries. 



In these countries, children with disabilities are more likely to be out of school than any other group of children - and even if they do attend school, they are often more likely to drop out and leave school early. 



In some countries, having a disability can more than double the chance of a child not being in school, compared to their non-disabled peers. 


When children living with disabilities are so evidently one of the most marginalised groups in the world, it is vital that education campaigners raise the profile of the denial of education rights to these children. This is why it is the focus of Global Action Week 2014.

The Global Action Campaign is happening all around the world, 4-10 May 2014


The GCE will be focusing its 2014 Global Action Week on raising the awareness of issues around disability with the campaign: 

Equal Right, Equal Opportunity: Education and Disability.

Facts:
93 million children under age 14, or 5.1% of the world’s children, were living with a ‘moderate or severe disability’. 
Around four in five children with disabilities are in developing countries. 
Girls with disabilities fare even worse than boys. In Malawi one study showed that more girls with disabilities have never attended school compared to boys with disabilities. 

Education:
Teachers, students, education campaigners are asked to take part in Global Action Week events happening all around the world, 4-10 May 2014.

Take Action:
If you are a teacher and your school is taking part, register here.
You can share vital information about education and disability with your networks by taking part in GCE social media activities here.

Find out more about what's happening in your country for Global Action Week here.


The GCE will also be keeping supporters updated on social media networks:



Twitter: www.twitter.com/globaleducation @globaleducation #GAW2014


Resource for Teachers:


A film about awesome kids





La plupart des enfants que nous connaissons vont à l’école à pied, en voiture, en bus ou en trottinette. 

Mais saviez-vous que d’autres enfants ont chaque jour plusieurs dizaines de kilomètres à parcourir pour accéder à leur établissement scolaire? Qu’ils sont prêts à risquer leurs vies avec pour seul espoir celui d’accéder un jour à une vie meilleure grâce à l’éducation ?  
Laissez vos élèves embarquer pour un périple aux quatre coins du monde à la rencontre d'enfants qui partagent cette même soif d'apprendre

Ce nouveau documentaire signé Pascal Plisson leur fera découvrir les vies de Jackson au Kenya, Zahira au Maroc ou encore Carlos en Patagonie.

Tous sont bercés par la même ambition : étudier pour améliorer leur vie. Dans cette quête de savoir, ces enfants sont prêts à parcourir des kilomètres chaque jour pour se rendre à l'école.

Ces héros du quotidien, Aide et Action les rencontre depuis plus de trente ans aux quatre coins du monde et met tout en œuvre pour faciliter l’accès aux écoles et améliorer l’éducation que ces enfants y reçoivent.




         

Le film documentaire Sur le Chemin de l’école, leur rend un merveilleux hommage en nous permettant de découvrir leurs quotidiens difficiles mais empreints de solidarité et de courage. 


Résumé:



Ces enfants vivent aux quatre coins du globe mais partagent la même soif d'apprendre. Ils ont compris que seule l’éducation leur permettra d’améliorer leur vie, et c’est pour cela que chaque jour, dans des paysages incroyables, ils se lancent dans un périple à haut risque qui les conduira vers le savoir






Some thoughts:

This is a disability as well. Children who don't have access to education. And to go to school they must fight against their poor life to learn and have a different life in the future.
My students took part at this project Global Campaign for Education, the first time in 2006, Portuguese lessons and in 2007, French Foreign Language.
Both classes were inclusive. Students with disabilities were included and they felt happy to share the same classroom with their peers and not be alone in a room with a special needs teacher.
As a teacher, I thought a lot of students with different disabilities and always in inclusive classes. 
Of course, we must prepare a common core standards-based curriculum and resources list that helps us weave ability awareness-themed activities and inclusion education into our classroom throughout the year.

I used a variety of teaching methods, I used ICT to facilitate and motivate the learning process.

Of course, I prepared my students to respect the rhythm of their peers with disabilities. They could understand their disabilities and helped their 'different' classmates in their learning.
On the other hand students with disabilities learned to work in group and they did enormous progress in their own learning.


It was not easy to lead all the students with different rhythms of learning, we must distribute activities respecting the profile of each one. But at te end the result was so grateful !

If you think it's difficult, and it is, collaborate with special education teachers, related services providers, and professionals (psychologists) on a regular basis.

"Persons with disabilities experience inequalities in their daily lives, and have fewer opportunities to access a quality education that takes place in an inclusive environment."

"On se demande souvent quelle planète nous laisserons à nos enfants, mais quels enfants laisserons-nous à la planète ?"

Pierre Rabhi


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