Video: UN COSP13 side event ‘It all begins with education: Realising inclusive education and the roadmap for change’

    Video: UN COSP13 side event ‘It all begins with education: Realising inclusive education and the roadmap for change’

    It all begins with education: Realising inclusive education in Australia and the roadmap for change - COSP13 Side Event

    4 Dec 2020 
     
    The right to inclusive education in Article 24 of the CRPD acknowledges the importance of inclusive education to the full development of human potential, dignity and self-worth. Sustainable Development Goal 4 aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all people. Realising inclusive education requires from nation states not only ideological commitment to the value and benefits of inclusivity, but a realistic strategy for creating change.
     
    In this event, two Australian disability advocacy organisations join forces to offer nation states a roadmap charting the key elements required for full inclusion. A diverse panel including young people with disability, advocates, activists and scholars will offer the Australian experience as a case study - identifying structural and systemic change needed to realise the right to inclusive education.
     

    Panel:

    Melanie Tran, young person with disability, Chair of Children and Young People with Disability Australia’s (CYDA) National Youth Disability Summit Co-Design Committee and CYDA Board member

    Tim Chan, young person with disability who has been involved in multiple CYDA youth forums and policy consultations

    Jocelyn Neumueller, young person with disability and CYDA Board member

    Jock Young, young person with disability, lawyer and Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) volunteer

    Cassandra Grey, young person with disability, law student, QAI volunteer and student co-chair - working group for the design of the Disability Inclusion Action Plan for QUT

    Catia Malaquais, lawyer, Founder and Director of Starting with Julius, Co-Founder of All Means All – the Australian Alliance for Inclusive Education, member of ACIE

    Bob Jackson, Registered Psychologist & Adjunct Associate Professor, Curtin University and member of the Australian Coalition for Inclusive Education (ACIE)

    Tamara Walsh, Professor, School of Law, University of Queensland and parent

    Cecile Elder, Executive Officer, Family Advocacy

    Mary Sayers, CEO, Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA), Chair of Australian Coalition for Inclusive Education (ACIE)

    Lisa Bridle, Senior Consultant, Community Resource Unit (CRU)

    Emma Phillips, Principal Solicitor & Deputy Director, Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI)

    The right to inclusive education in Article 24 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD) acknowledges the importance of inclusive education to the full development of human potential, dignity and self-worth. Sustainable Development Goal 4 aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all people. Realising inclusive education requires from nation states not only ideological commitment to the value and benefits of inclusivity, but a realistic strategy for creating change.

    Video: UN COSP13 side event ‘It all begins with education: Realising inclusive education and the roadmap for change’

    It all begins with education: Realising inclusive education in Australia and the roadmap to change

    Video: UN COSP13 side event ‘It all begins with education: Realising inclusive education and the roadmap for change’
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