Cuba: Important International Special Education Event Concludes

Source:  Prensa Latina
June 30 2016

The 8th International Congress for Special Education and Pedagogy and the 4th Symposium for Primary Education were concluded here Thursday, with the commitment by participants to join efforts and will for a better education.

The Solidaridad con Panamá school.jpgIn the final declaration of both events, the managers, teachers and children’s relatives with special educational needs, who were in session since Monday at the Havana Convention Center, stated that the formative proposals should always be tailored to the needs of every child, and not on the contrary.

Only this way, admitting that the difference is the norm in a culture of the diversity, in which all children count, will we contribute to having disabled persons learn and be involved in the society, they concluded.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion were the cardinal topics during the event, in which nearly 250 delegates from 14 countries took part.

At the closing ceremony, to which the Cuban Minister of Education, Ena Elsa Velázquez, was also present, the organizers emphasized that four days of the meeting not only encouraged the debate and scientific exchange, but also facilitated sharing good practices and experiences.

Dedicated to the 55th anniversary of the Cuban special education and to the 90th birthday of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, the sessions also allowed discussion concerning the preparation of the human resources for the special education and its professional performance.

Discussion topics, also, were the labor formation of children with special educational needs, the school organization, the role of the family in the educational process, and the use of technology.

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