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Saturday, July 14, 2012
International Special Education Congress Winds up in Havana
Havana, Cuba, July 14.- The inclusion of persons with special education needs in schools and the right to quality education were the main focus of debates of the 5th International Congress on Special Education and Pedagogy that closed its doors on Friday in this capital.
The four-day meeting, held at Havana’s Convention Center, was attended by over 200 delegated from Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Honduras, Peru, Venezuela, Uruguay, Mexico and the host country, among other nations.
During the closing ceremony, Cuban Education Minister Ena Elsa Velazquez asserted that it was a profitable meeting, in which symposia, keynote lectures and other presentations made it possible to debate about politics for the benefit of children and about the insertion of families and communities in them.
The essential pedagogical challenge, she said, is to make the concept of education for life come true.
The meeting also included the 2nd Symposium on Primary Education, in which experiences accumulated in this field by Cuba and the rest of the world, beyond special schools, were expounded. (ACN)