Inclusive Education and Early Childhood Community of Practice Workshop for Zero Discrimination Day
Inclusive Education and Early Childhood Community of Practice members Salzburg Global Seminar, Humanity & Inclusion, Amal Alliance, and GCE-US jointly organized a workshop on March 1, 2021, Zero Discrimination Day, that looked the teacher training and inclusive education. The interactive workshop featured speakers from the UNESCO Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, Carey Institute for Global Good, UNICEF, World Learning, and the Wellbeing Project.
Over recent years there has been an important global trend with education systems increasingly moving away from identifying problems with learners and towards identifying barriers to learning. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on students with additional learning needs and there is a risk that recent progress in approaches to teacher training and approaches to learning may be lost.
The workshop looked at the relationship between teacher training and inclusive education approaches. The plenary session examined global trends as identified in the 2020 UNESCO GEM Report and from a teacher training perspective with keynote speakers Manos Antoninis, Director, UNESCO GEM Report and Diana Woolis, Director, Center for Learning in Practice, Carey Institute for Global Good.
Manos Antoninis’ presentation materials:
- Eastern and Central Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia regional report
- Latin America and Caribbean regional report
- GEM Report video on inclusion and education
Diana Woolis’ presentation materials:
- World Economic Forum’s Education 4.0 report
- MENA report on Higher Education Pedagogy, Technology and Refugee Experience
- Carey Institute’s Sustainable Learning Framework
- Inclusive Education Sustainable Learning Strategies padlet
The workshop included three interactive breakout groups that each looked at the topic through different lenses, including challenges, solutions, tools and resources.
Social Emotional Learning (SEL)/Psychosocial support:
Teacher and Caregiver Wellbeing:
Early Childhood Development (ECD), with information shared on inclusive ECD in humanitarian settings:
Workshop organizers and participants outlined helpful resources, which are referenced below.
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Reference documents on inclusive teacher training
- Inclusive Teacher Education Series
- Teachers for All: Inclusive Teaching for Children with Disabilities
- Every Child Needs a Teacher
Inclusive teacher training videos
EENET series of videos on teacher training:
Reference documents on inclusive early childhood development (ECD)
- EENET Newsletter on inclusive early childhood development & education
- Leave No Child Behind: Invest in the early years report
- Learning by playing from the LEGO Foundation: What we mean by learning through play
- Humanity & Inclusion: Best Practices on Inclusive Playing from Bangladesh
References on ECD in Emergencies
- Nurturing care for children living in humanitarian settings: this brief summarizes actions that program planners and implementers should take to minimize the impact that emergencies have on the lives of young children and their families.
- UNICEF: ECD in Emergencies Fact Sheet
References on Education in Emergencies