The conference aims to support the development of inclusive practice by enabling policy makers to collaborate together, exchanging ideas and policies.
It also creates a space to share the experiences of inclusive practice from the UK with professionals from this region.
More importantly, it aims to raise awareness and explore some of the methods and key concepts that support inclusive practice in schools.
Discussions topics will include: What should an inclusive policy contain? How do we support an inclusive policy and improve access, and what resources are required to achieve this?
The programme will include case studies delivered by schools from Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Zayed University in Abu Dhabi and GEMS Jumeirah Primary School Inclusion Unit, along with the UNRWA from Palestinian Territories, will also give presentations.
Throughout days two and three of the conference, participants will have the opportunity to take part in up to six different workshops, choosing from nine different titles including Curriculum Differentiation, Tracking and Intervention Strategies, Sensory Impairments, Behavioural Challenges, and Social and Communication Disorders.
Gordon Slaven, British Council Director in the United Arab Emirates said, “Inclusive schools are fundamental building blocks for inclusive societies. Recognising, at a young age, that inclusion embraces diversity, and that all can contribute, is an important lesson, not only for those with special needs, but for all children, as well as their parents and teachers. I am very pleased that the British Council UAE is hosting this important conference, sharing the UK experience of inclusion in schools with professionals and policy makers from the MENA region.”
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