Global Guide of Ethics, Principles, Policies, and Practices in Balanced and Inclusive Education

During 2017, the Education Relief Foundation (ERF), in cooperation with its local partners, organised a series of Regional High-Level Stakeholders Consultation Meetings, covering South East Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe and North America. These meetings had three objectives: 1) introducing the concept of Balanced and Inclusive Education (BIE) as conceived, defined, and developed by ERF, including its four pillars (i. intraculturalism; ii. transdisciplinarity; iii. dialecticism; iv. contextuality); 2) fostering dialogue and exchange on BIE’s relevance to different regional, national, and local con- texts; 3) collating the recommendations on BIE of the participating regional stakeholders.

On 8 December 2017, ERF convened the first international conference on Balanced and Inclusive Education (ForumBIE 2030) at the United Nations in Geneva. Constituted of stakeholders as diverse as the International Bureau of Education (IBE-UNESCO), the Unión de Responsabilidad Social Universitaria Latinoamericana (URSULA), and the Uganda National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC – Ministry of Education and Sports), amongst others, the Forum’s delegates resolved to endorse a guide for the delivery and uptake of Balanced and Inclusive Education.

Launched on 21 November 2018 at the II ForumBIE 2030, this publication is the result of ERF’s collaboration with its Consultative Expert Working Group (CEWG) and other leading international experts to deliver on its commitment to prepare a Global Guide for Balanced and Inclusive Education within a year of the I ForumBIE 2030.

The Global Guide of Ethics, Principles, Policies, and Practices in Balanced and Inclusive Education is a series of publications (Global Guide Series) to provide the most comprehensive and effective framework for operationalisation to stakeholders, across sectors, regions, and contexts. This volume is the first publication within the Global Guide Series. It must, accordingly, be approached as a non-exhaustive, broad conceptual and technical framework which will be used to create and develop a series of pilot projects. The pilot projects will be run in cooperation with relevant international, regional, and national stakeholders to: a) revise the framework of this volume in a second edition; b) publish, in subsequent volumes, contextualised and expanded versions of the framework; and c) articulate mechanisms for implementation and scaling.

Editorial Team
Manssour Bin Mussallam, Chief Editor
Florine Jobin, Assistant Editor

Manssour Bin Mussallam
Florine Jobin
Prof Abdeljalil Akkari
Dr Carlos J. Delgado Díaz
Dr Joel Gómez
Prof Norbert Hounkonnou
Dr Ali Moussa Iye 
Dr Victoria Kanobe Kisaakye 
Dr Juan Manuel Martínez García 
Dr Michalis Moutselos 
Prof Daya Reddy
Dr Malva Villalón
Dr François Vallaeys 
Sharon Joy Berlin-Chao
Philipp Purnell
Yolanda Delas Alas
Edith Pimentel
Michelle Sarabillo
Prof Dr Obiora Ike

Global Guide of Ethics, Principles, Policies and Practices in Balanced and Inclusive Education
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