International Conference: Inclusive Education, the Way of the Future

Posted on 2 June 2008. Filed under: Announcements, Children, Cross-Disability, Education, Events and Conferences, Inclusion, Opportunities, Reports, youth | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The International Bureau of Education is holding its 48th session of the International Conference on Education (ICE) this 25 – 28 November 2008 in Geneva, Switzerland. The theme will be “Inclusive Education: the Way of the Future.”

The International Conference on Education is usually predominantly tailored for the needs of Ministers of Education who represent country governments around the world. However, other partners such as researchers, practitioners, representatives of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations also participate in the ICE dialogue.

Debates at the November 2008 session of ICE are expected to focus on the following themes:

(i) approaches, scope and content (to broaden the understanding of the theory and the practice of inclusive education);
(ii) public policies (to demonstrate the role of governments in the development and the implementation of policies on inclusive education);
(iii) systems, links and transitions (to create inclusive education systems which offer opportunities for lifelong learning);
(iv) learners and teachers (to foster a learning environment where teachers are equipped to meet the learners’ diverse expectations and needs).

As of this writing (June 2, 2008), I could not locate registration information at the ICE conference web site. However, even for people unable to attend the November conference, the web site still offers an abundance of materials that may be of interest to people involved in the education field.

If you scroll down the page at the ICE conference site, you will see a listing of past Preparatory Meetings on Inclusive Education. Many of these include links to Executive Summaries or other reports based on the results of these past meetings. Further down the page, you will see links to reports from Working Groups of the International Bureau of Education Council regarding planning for the 48th ICE conference.

For further (or upcoming) details on the November 2008 conference on Inclusive Education, please consult their web site directly at

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I first learned about this conference by browsing the Dutch Coalition on Disability and Development web site.

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I should attend this lovely conference. I need funding sources/scholarship. Can I request like this?

I want to hear from you.

Adem Alo e-mail:

Date 31/10/08
To 48th session of the International Conference on Education, Geneva, 25-28 November 2008l

Dear Sir /Madam

Greeting I am from Ethiopia .I is very interested to inform you about my ideas as you know in your country .I wish to come to your country and participate the 48th session of the International Conference on Education, Geneva, 25-28 November 2008,
To develop my knowledge and get friendly relationship .I need to participate at the assembly and seek to share development experience from the assembly to the context of our country .the problem in how to get free invitation letter or free air ticket and announcement .this is between if you will help me .let one knows as soon as possible.
We know that you are always very busy but please help us in sending a letter of invitation and letter of authorization.
Yigezu lemma 607
Sheshamene, Ethiopia

Sincerely yours

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