Inclusive Schools Week 2012 December 3-7, 2012This year's theme for the 2012 Inclusive Schools Week is Social Inclusion: More than a Seat in the Class!
Check out this information from Inclusive Schools Network and for more information, check out their website at http://inclusiveschools.org/inclusive-schools-week/:
About Inclusive Schools Week
Inclusive Schools Week is an annual event sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network (ISN) and Stetson & Associates, Inc., which is held each year during the first week in December. Since its inception in 2001, Inclusive Schools Week has celebrated the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse student population, including students who are marginalized due to disability, gender, socio-economic status, cultural heritage, language preference and other factors. The Week also provides an important opportunity for educators, students and parents to discuss what else needs to be done in order to ensure that their schools continue to improve their ability to successfully educate all children.
You care about the dignity of all children—those with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds—and you know that your school and community can do a better job of meeting their needs through the use of inclusive educational practices. We encourage you to take the lead in coordinating Inclusive Schools Week in your school, school district, or community. Thousands of individuals—teachers, family members, and schools administrators—local, state, and national organizations and advocacy groups, and entire school districts have enthusiastically stepped up to this task—and have found this experience to be extremely rewarding in terms of its impact on children and youth.