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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION 48th session Geneva, Switzerland, 25-28 November 2008

‘‘INCLUSIVE EDUCATION: THE WAY OF THE FUTURE’’

FINAL REPORT UNESCO International Bureau of Education

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION 48th session Geneva, Switzerland, 25-28 November 2008

‘‘INCLUSIVE EDUCATION: THE WAY OF THE FUTURE’’

FINAL REPORT

Original : English Published in 2009 By the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) 7 place de Fontenoy 75352 Paris 07 SP UNESCO International Bureau of Education, Geneva ED/MD/104 CLD 2447.9 © UNESCO 2009 Printed in France

TABLE OF CONTENTS

AGENDA ....................................................................................................................................... 5 PART I – ORGANIZATION OF THE CONFERENCE A.

Opening Ceremony ………………………… .................................................................. 7

B.

Organisation of Work – Working methods .................................................................. 8

C.

Closing Session ........................................................................................................ 11

D.

Award Ceremony of the J. A. Comenius Medal …………..……….….......................... 12

E.

Side events and other events …………………………..………..……........................... 12

F.

Exhibitions …...….……………………………………………………............................... 14

PART II – DOCUMENTS ISSUED BY THE CONFERENCE A.

General Report of the 48th session of the International Conference on Education (ICE) ……..….................. 15

B.

Conclusions and Recommendations of the 48th session of the International Conference on Education (ICE)………..................... 18

ANNEXES I.

Opening address by H.E. Mrs. D. Purandeswari, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Head of the Indian Delegation, Chair of the 47th session of the ICE

II.

Opening address by Mr. Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO

III.

Opening address by H.E. Mr. Charles Beer, State Counsellor, Head of the Swiss Delegation

IV.

Opening address by H.E. Mr. Abdulsalam M. Al-Joufi, Minister of Education of Yemen, Chair of the 48th session of the ICE

V.

Presentation of the Work of the Conference by Ms. Clementina Acedo, IBE Director and Secretary of the Conference

VI.

Introductory Debate and Research Findings: List of Keynote Speakers

VII.

Introductory Debate: Keynote speeches (a) H.E. Ms. Liu Yandong, State Councillor, People’s Republic of China (b) H.E. Mr. Xavier Darcos, Minister of National Education, French Republic (c) H.E. Ms. Naledi Pandor, Minister of Education, Republic of South Africa, Chair of the Conference of Ministers of Education of the African Union (d) Ms. Navanethem Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

(e) H.E. Mr. Lenin Moreno Garcés, Vice-President, Republic of Ecuador VIII. Workshop Synthesis Reports (a) Synthesis Report of Workshops No. 1 (b) Synthesis Report of Workshops No. 2 (c) Synthesis Report of Workshops No. 3 (d) Synthesis Report of Workshops No. 4

IX.

Final Debate: List of Speakers

X.

Final Debate: Keynote Speeches (a) Mr. Ahlin Byll-Cataria, Executive Secretary, Association for the Development of Education in Africa (b) Mr. Mel Ainscow, Professor, Centre for Equity in Education, University of Manchester (c) Ms. Codou Diaw, Executive Director, Forum for African Women Educationalists (d) Mr. Gaston De la Haye, Deputy General Secretary, Education International

XI.

Resolution adopted by the 48th session of the International Conference on Education (