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Gordon Porter Receives UNESCO Award

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On May 25, 2014, Inclusive Education Canada Director Dr. Gordon Porter and Gérald Richard, the Deputy Minister of Education and Early Childhood Education, New Brunswick received the UNESCO/Emir Jaber al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah Prize to Promote Quality Education for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities. Gordon and Gérald received the 2013 prize after being nominated by Inclusion International … Continued

Gordon Porter Interview Featured in Barcelona Newspaper

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Inclusive Education Canada Director, Gordon L. Porter was in Barcelona, Spain to give a key note address at a conference organized by APASIM, a city agency celebrating 75 years of service to children and families. The head of the agency Efren Carbonell met Gordon in Salamanca in 2009 and heard him speak at a conference … Continued

Stop Hurting Kids: Restraint and Seclusion in BC Schools

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Restraint and seclusion are being used repeatedly and systemically on students in British Columbia’s public schools, Inclusion BC and the Family Support Institute report. These practices, along with other disturbing incidents and patterns of conduct, are detailed in a report issued on November 21, 2013. “Stop Hurting Kids: Restraint and Seclusion in BC Schools” includes … Continued

Some Thoughts on the Moore Decision

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Ken Pike – Director of Social Policy, NBACL The Supreme Court’s decision in the Moore case found that the complainant, Jeffrey Moore (a student described as having a severe Learning Disability), was denied access to the general education available to all students as a result of the failure of his school district to provide him … Continued