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New guidebook promotes ‘Inclusive Education’ in Dubai

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Parents of private school students can now access a new guide informing and empowering them about inclusive education.

Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) released the Inclusive Education Guidebook, which provides information about parents’ rights, responsibilities and empowers them to be effective advocates for their children with disabilities.

“Our schools have embraced inclusive education, and we have ensured that parents are fully informed and able to make the right choices. The new guide is an important step in realising Dubai’s aspirations to become one of the most inclusive cities in the world” said Fatma Belrehif, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau at KHDA.

The guidebook provides comprehensive support checklists that are important for parents as they work with schools to achieve inclusive education.

“Parents are the experts on their children. They hold unique knowledge and must be empowered to partner with schools to develop and implement effective support systems for their children. Enabling parents to have access to information that empowers them to choose the right school for their children and promoting access to inclusive education will bring significant benefit to all students in Dubai private schools,” added Belrehif.

This guidebook is designed to enable parents to become better informed about rights as they navigate the best way forward for their children with disabilities.

The guidebook is the latest in a series of inclusive education publications released by KHDA as part of Dubai’s education strategy. The first publication, Dubai Inclusive Education Policy Framework, launched in 2017, was a key accelerator of the ‘My community… a city for every one’ initiative. To read the full guide, go to www.khda.gov.ae

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