Inclusion is at the core of the global education agenda that virtually nations of the world have agreed to.

Sustainable Development Goal 4 seeks to: “ensure inclusive and equitable
quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” Inclusion was the
theme of the 2020 Global Education Monitoring Report.

The notion of inclusion originally became part of the discourse on education in connection
with the education of children/young people with disabilities. Article 24 of the 2006 UN
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) recognized the right
to inclusive education:

  • States Parties ensure the realization of the right of persons with disabilities to
    education through an inclusive education system at all levels, including pre-schools, primary, secondary and tertiary education, vocational training and lifelong learning, extracurricular and social activities, and for all students, including persons with disabilities, without discrimination and on equal terms with others. (UN 2016: 3)
Discussant/Participant Researcher and Teacher in the field of International Education and Development.