Finland has one of the worlds most advanced education systems. In 2000, it incorporated the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act into the Basic Education Act, enabling children enrolled in special needs education classes or schools to participate in ordinary classes to the extent possible in accordance with their capabilities. Japan also ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in January 2014, and the Act on Promotion of the Elimination of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities enters into effect on April 1, 2016. Under this new Act, the national and local governments, etc. will be legally required to give rational consideration to persons with disabilities. We are therefore organizing a seminar in FY2015 to learn from Finlands advanced inclusive education experience. Mr. Reino Tapaninen, a specialist in school architecture and Chief Architect at the Finnish National Board of Education, Ms. Aya Watanabe, an associate professor of Tsuda College specializing in research on Finnish educational policies and systems, and Mr. Jun Ueno, a prominent researcher in the field of school architecture and president of Tokyo Metropolitan University will be invited to participate.
|Date||January 20, 2016 13:30~17:00 (Doors open 13:00)|
|Venue||Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
(3-2-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; East Wing 3F, Central Government Building No. 7)
*We will stop accepting applications when the maximum capacity is reached.
|Host||National Institute for Educational Policy Research|
|Support||Architectural Institute of Japan|
Tatsuya Otsuki / Director-General,
Finnish Inclusive School Architecture
Finnish Inclusive Education System
Creating Schools for Extending the Features of Inclusive Education in Japan
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