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    The Salamanca Declaration 10 years on: developments and perspectives in Spain.

April 20, 2005 - (UNESCO) The Salamanca Statement (1994) served as monumental turning point in ‘special needs education’. A new publication traces the history of the Salamanca Statement, UNESCO’s role in the process and its impact on the educational system in Spain.



The Salamanca Declaration 10 years on: developments and perspectives in Spain.

The Salamanca Declaration 10 years on: developments and perspectives in Spain.

    21-04-2005 - April 20, 2005 - (UNESCO) The Salamanca Statement (1994) served as monumental turning point in ‘special needs education’. A new publication traces the history of the Salamanca Statement, UNESCO’s role in the process and its impact on the educational system in Spain.

    The publication La Declaración de Salamanca sobre Necesidades Educativas Especiales 10 anos después. Valoración y Prospectiva is written by Gerardo Echeita Sarrionandía and Miguel Angel Verdugo Alonso.

    The Salamanca Statement affirmed for the first time that, « Regular schools with this inclusive orientation are the most effective means of combating discriminatory attitudes, creating welcoming communities, building an inclusive society and achieving education for all ».
    (Salamanca Statement, Art. 2)

    UNESCO’s role in the development of inclusive education has been undeniable. Today, little over a decade after Salamanca, many advances have been made towards inclusion and ensuring the right to education for all children regardless of their physical, emotional or intellectual differences.

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