Presentation on theme: "November 2009 Santiago de Chile."— Presentation transcript:
1Implementation of Inclusive Education Policies in Latin America: Progress and Pending Challenges November 2009Santiago de Chile.Session 5: Towards the development of inclusive education policies: training inclusive teachers
2What is Flagship as part of EFA? Implementation of Inclusive Education Policies in Latin America: Progress and Pending ChallengesNovember 2009Santiago de Chile.What is Flagship as part of EFA?Please visit:And take the brochure of the Flagship !
3Global challenges to be addressed in moving towards more inclusive education: Attitudes and policiesEarly childhood care and educationCurriculaTeacher educationResources and legislation”Presence, participation and learning of ALL children” (Mel Ainscow) -> And all should mean truly ALL children
4How the world’s best-perfoming school systems come out on top How the world’s best-perfoming school systems come out on top? (McKinsey & co 2007)Analysis of OECD/PISA top ten countries:Australia, Belgia, Canada (Alberta & Ontario), Finland, Hongkong, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South KoreaAnd what answers were found?
5Finding #1The quality of an education system cannot exceed the quality of its teachersCulture, policy and status of teachingMechanisms for selecting students for teacher trainingGood starting compensationThe importance of teacher status
6Finding #2 The only way to improve outcomes is to improve instruction Building practical skills during initial trainingPlacing coaches in classrooms to support teachersSelecting and developing effective instructional leaders, and getting the right teachers to become principals and developing instructional leadership skillsEnabling teachers to learn from each other
7Finding #3 High performance requires every child to succeed Setting high expectations for what students should achieveMonitoring and intervening at the school levelMonitoring and intervening at the student’s levelKey questions and parameters in system development
8Challenges to promote inclusive education in teacher training: 1. Values and Attitudes behind teacher training curriculaSchools and teachers should commit to accept all learners being included (see Policy Guidelines for Inclusion in Education by Unesco)2. Methods in teacher training programmes should offer tools for coming teachers to meet the diverse needs of children
10Challenges to promote inclusive education in teacher training: 3. Teachers’ co-operation and working together is crucial to share the responsibility of responding to diverse needsThe co-operation of regular and special education teachersThe cooperation of teachers and other professionals in schools
11Challenges to promote inclusive education in teacher training: 4. A strong emphasis on the learning and behavior challenges of childrenThe knowledge in special education needsThe system should fit for the children and not vice versa
12Challenges to promote inclusive education in teacher training: All the previous principles (1 – 4) should penetrate teacher training curricula AND they should be met in theory and in practice during the initial training.Educational leadership should support and promote all children’s participation in quality education