Education for Every Ability
A Review and Roadmap of Disability-Inclusive Education in East Asia and Pacific
The fundamental right to education for every child is clearly acknowledged in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). Rapid advances in education provision over the past few decades in East Asia and Pacific has led to considerable progress in integrating out-of-school children and adolescents in basic education. However, children with disabilities continue to face many barriers to accessing and completing quality primary education. While countries increasingly recognize the importance of making education systems more disability inclusive, many challenges remain to realizing inclusive education for every child.
UNICEF’s East Asia and Pacific Regional Office developed the regional mapping report – Education for Every Ability: A Review and Roadmap of Disability Inclusive Education in East Asia and Pacific’ – to take stock of the region’s progress towards realizing the expectations of the UNCRPD. This Report analyzes successes, innovative approaches, challenges, gaps and priorities for action in the region and proposes a roadmap for advancing Inclusive Education in the region.
Here is the Executive Summary