BCTF Public Education Conference 2008
January 25–26, 2008
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Everyone has the right to a free, quality public education. Our public education system was established on the principles of equity and access to opportunity for all. There is very little disagreement with these principles today, yet there are increasing obstacles to the realization of equity and inclusion in our public schools. What are the barriers? How can we work together to remove the barriers? What can we do to ensure that all students are included and have access to opportunity in BC’s public schools?
“Inclusive education is concerned with the quest for equity, social justice and participation. It is about the removal of all forms of barriers of discrimination and oppression and it is about the well-being of all learners.”
Professor Len Barton, Institute of Education, University of London