Inclusive education involves creating systems, schools, classrooms and communities that respond to students’ needs – including children who live with disabilities or behavioral or emotional disorders, children who are disadvantaged, gifted, or from marginalized groups in society. The need for inclusive education is grounded in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and other UN conventions.
In Trinidad and Tobago, MWAI consultants conducted a system-wide study of inclusive education from early childhood through secondary education. This resulted in a comprehensive 10-year inclusive education strategy and recommendations to the Inter-American Development Bank for a project concept document. MWAI consultants also address inclusiveness as a key component of Child Friendly Schools, drawing attention to issues and solutions that promote all children’s right to a high quality education.