Zoom Logo

Inclusive Education: Before, During and After COVID19 - Shared screen with speaker view
Catia Malaquias
26:30
Hello, Catia Malaquias from All Means All - The Australian Alliance for Inclusive Education
Sue Swenson
26:35
Hi All, thanks for joining!
Tracy Humphreys
26:44
Good morning from Victoria, BC in Canada, Tracy Humphreys from the BCEdAccess Society
Annemaaike Kruisselbrink
26:46
Hi everyone! I'm Annemaaike Kruisselbrink, Co-Founder & Uganda Country Director at Backup Uganda; we develop support for children with learning difficulties in Uganda.
Eunice Turkson
27:07
Hello, my name is Eunice Turkson, Exceptional Education Teacher, Virginia, USA
Edward Mwakiria
29:24
Hello, my name is Edward Mwakiria, Special Needs Educator; Mirema School-Kenya
Patricia Andrade
29:36
can you put the choices on the window?
Juan Eviner
29:55
Hello, Juan Pablo Eviner, from Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joanne Fearn
30:24
number 1
Ayman Qwaider
30:39
Hi all, This is Ayman - Enabling Education Network (EENET)
David Watt
30:43
how many participants are there?
Joanne Fearn
30:44
Im unable to see it
Joanne Fearn
32:13
1 and 3 for q2
Marilyn Dolmage
34:15
Please note option 2 was about time with “Non-disabled” peers
Marilyn Dolmage
34:45
Ok thanks
Ayman Qwaider
35:27
Hi colleagues, In response to COVID19 pandemic, EENET is developing Inclusive Home Learning project which will provide some short guidance resources for parents, caregivers and families with children with disabilities. Learn more about the project: https://www.eenet.org.uk/inclusive-home-learning/project-overview/
Connie Laurin-Bowie
40:33
Inclusion International is lead by self-advocates and families . Check out our Empower Us www.selfadvocacyportal.com
Annemaaike Kruisselbrink
43:43
Sorry to correct, but an increasing number of homes like this in Uganda does have access to solar energy.
Eunice Turkson
44:16
Really?
Annemaaike Kruisselbrink
45:12
Definitely not all, and mostly just to power lights and charge phones, but yes, increasingly so.
julia McGEown
46:52
HI all. Good to connect with you all. Julia McGeown, from Humanity & Inclusion, based in the UK but working with countries all over the world
Katharina Pfortner
50:22
good morning to all from Katharina Pfortner, CBM IE advisor Latin America based in Nicaragua
Jerry Mindes
51:41
good morning from Maryland USA. Jerry Mindes here, with Leonard Cheshire and a new knowledge sharing platform: the Inclusive Education Collaborative. jerrymindes@gmail.com
julia McGEown
53:09
Marie, is this survey linked to the one by EENET? or the one by IEI? or is it different?
Manel Mhiri
53:42
you can also find more information about our previous and next webinars on our website: https://inclusion-international.org/covid19-webinar-series/
Meritt Buyer
54:48
Good morning from DC, Meritt Buyer, Keystone Human Services International
Jane Buchanan
56:41
Hi everyone! Jane Buchanan from Human Rights Watch Disability Rights Division.
Catia Malaquias
57:32
All Means All is a co-Convenor of the Australian Coalition for Inclusive Education and we have published this resource “Learning at home during a time of crisis - covid19” https://acie.org.au/2020/03/31/learning-at-home-during-a-time-of-crisis-covid19-coronavirus/
Marilyn Dolmage
58:55
I hope Marie’s resource links can be emailed to us later.
Ayman Qwaider
58:56
EENET is reaching out to our readers to share their thoughts on inclusive home learning. Please send us your messages for what inclusive home learning should be like. Please take a photo or scan your mind map and send it to us. https://www.eenet.org.uk/inclusive-home-learning/home-learning-mind-maps/.
Tracy Humphreys
58:56
I just downloaded that last night for reading today, Catia! Always grateful for your resources
Federica Settimi
58:58
The next speaker will speak about Universal Design for Learning
Janine Westlund
59:08
I look forward to getting that resources list!
David Watt
59:12
thanks Marie, very helpful
Eunice Turkson
59:31
that was really insightful! Thank you Marie!
Catia Malaquias
59:56
That’s great Tracy!
Ayman Qwaider
01:01:11
9. [Survey] EENET is developing some inclusive home learning guidance for parents, guardians and families. Please fill this survey. It will give EENET a snapshot of the home learning situation globally. http://sgiz.mobi/s3/Homelearning
julia McGEown
01:01:14
thanks Marie. Great to hear your presentation.
Manel Mhiri
01:02:07
The webinar will be published with a summary and the presentations on II website: https://inclusion-international.org/covid19-webinar-series/
Tracy Humphreys
01:02:26
thank you for this!
Nancy Anderson
01:02:28
If you are not already on our mailing list, you can sign up here: https://confirmsubscription.com/h/t/D1985821A92DA0B2
Annemaaike Kruisselbrink
01:02:42
Ayman: I've been coming across your survey before. Is online the only way to fill this out? I'd love to share this with parents we work with, but they don't have access to internet.
Catia Malaquias
01:03:34
Thank you very much Marie, great presentation!
Catia Malaquias
01:03:47
Ola Paula!
Tracy Humphreys
01:04:30
We're conducting this survey monthly until the end of June to get a sense of inclusive education in BC and some of the challenges - this is the report on the first survey, and we'll publish the final report in July: https://bcedaccess.com/2020/04/13/report-on-bcedaccess-quick-covid-19-inclusive-education-survey-snapshot-april-8th-2020/
julia McGEown
01:05:05
Diane, given your point that you will include all the links shared here, I wanted to reshare our simple top tips for parents, linked to the previous presentation. https://inee.org/resources/guidance-note-3-home-support
Eunice Turkson
01:21:37
Thank you Paula. Very informative!!!
Catia Malaquias
01:21:48
Thank you very much Paula!
David Watt
01:22:03
It is going to be more difficult to change the system towards the journey to inclusive education
Tracy Humphreys
01:22:04
that was great Paula!
Gayane Norikyan
01:22:42
Thank you Paula, Great presentation. very comprehensive.!!!
Katharina Pfortner
01:22:58
thank you Paula. it is so important to see and follow the systemic approach.
Jamey Gaddy
01:23:02
Very good information Paula.
julia McGEown
01:25:23
I think you are right Marie. As well as comic style books with no text, and other visual supports which are crucial of course, there is also the fact that parents are often in a community environment so they can come together to support each other, if literacy skills are an issue.
Marilyn Dolmage
01:26:04
In more developed countries, it’s often important for parents to “unlearn” ableist and therapeutic approaches. It’s s good reminder that other countries need to skip that costly detour!
simone aspis
01:32:35
Can't have inclusive education without the campaign to end segregated education close all institutions downIncreasing segregation and exclusion is becoming an issue
simone aspis
01:32:45
Can't have inclusive education without the campaign to end segregated education close all institutions downIncreasing segregation and exclusion is becoming an issue
julia McGEown
01:33:00
perhaps also we can hope that this crisis can help to bring all sectors together
julia McGEown
01:33:27
education, rehab, outreach workers, community health workers etc.
julia McGEown
01:33:41
We could see it as a wake up call
simone aspis
01:34:00
Do we need to abolish the examination system - can niot have inclusive education without challenging our exam system that is about comparing and grading disabled children achievements against the standards set by non disabled people
julia McGEown
01:34:01
but it should be part of the system of course
simone aspis
01:36:55
ALLFIE campaigns for the ending of segregated education including the shutting down of special schools - we are the only education based org in UK that campaings for the ending of special schools etc
Catia Malaquias
01:38:27
Love your work ALLFIE
Marilyn Dolmage
01:38:42
I agree that we cannot be pro (true) inclusion unless we also oppose segregation
David Watt
01:39:33
Marie's right, in Scotland pre-COVID resources were reduced for support staff in local schools rather than investing in inclusive education
Tracy Humphreys
01:39:43
ugh! that's our constant struggle.
Catia Malaquias
01:41:17
Absolutely we must oppose segregation. If we don’t then it’s no different to saying we support human rights but we won’t call out human rights violations. Inclusive education is a human right, segregated education is a discriminatory practice
Tracy Humphreys
01:42:04
our struggle in BC (a province in Canada) is that education is the provincial responsibility, but the legislation puts service delivery in the hands of the school districts. 60 districts, 60 ways, 60 budgets. (that's not even taking into account private schools). It's a huge challenge any time but especially now.
Catia Malaquias
01:45:47
A critical issue we have seen in Australia is that there is a failure to recognise the difference between the provision of accessible differentiated materials and delivering education in an inclusive way. Many students with disabilities in general education are being given random work, yes differentiated perhaps, but it is not the modified class lesson, it is not what their class peers are being given. They are being disconnected from their class mates and often from their teacher
David Watt
01:46:21
The pandemic brings about the disadvantages of the social model of disability to all children and families
julia McGEown
01:47:49
I think that innovation is the key here
Janine Westlund
01:47:49
Love Paula's thoughts and perspectives. This is a great web this week. The discussion is rich and authentic. I am grateful for Marie's perspective also.
Tracy Humphreys
01:48:26
we're seeing the same, Catia, to varying degrees depending on the teacher - very uneven, some are getting something great and others - very disconnected.
Marilyn Dolmage
01:49:09
Teacher unions in Ontario, Canada are resisting synchronous learning - promoting teachers’ “rights” to refuse it over students’ rights to access
Tracy Humphreys
01:49:46
Marilyn, what's the definition of synchronous learning? I've seen the term but it wasn't totally clear - do you mean remote learning?
Catia Malaquias
01:51:22
it’s a lottery as always but worse Tracy - we have been worried about this paving the way for separate curriculm - we’ve heard that some education departments outsourced to special schools the creation of materials for students with disability in mainstream schools. This crisis is allowing the creep of separate curriculum in replacement of the practice of differentiating the general curriculum
Annemaaike Kruisselbrink
01:51:34
In Uganda, we have been seeing that less than the bare minimum of inclusive education has been attempted while the government offers home learning through radio, tv and printed packages. Lots of families don't have access to radio or tv, the printed packages do not reach a lot of homes that need them, and unfortunately the department within the Ministry of Education & Sports that is in charge of the inclusion aspect (a separate department - not inclusive either...) is barely responding to this, partly because of a funding gap and because of a lack of resources and discipline to work during the current lock down.
Marilyn Dolmage
01:52:31
That seems to mean various ways that continue classroom group learning connections - especially platforms like Zoom and Ggogle Meet
Tracy Humphreys
01:53:08
oh intetesting, Catia - right now what's happening for us is a move to very slow reopening of schools and the inequities there are quite something. I am fortunate to be meeting with the Ministry of Education weekly so we at least get to discuss.
Nancy Anderson
01:53:23
Upcoming webinars listed here: https://inclusion-international.org/covid19-webinar-series/
Tracy Humphreys
01:53:49
I was very intererested Annemaaike in the radio, tv and printed materials actually because we have challenges reaching families in our Northern communities.
Nancy Anderson
01:53:52
Thank you to our wonderful speakers! Diane, Marie and Paula are all on the Catalyst for Inclusive Education team. For more information about this programme work from Inclusion International, visit: https://www.catalystforeducation.com/
julia McGEown
01:53:58
thanks
David Watt
01:53:58
tahnks to the chair
Tracy Humphreys
01:54:01
this was really wonderful, thanks!!