Hosted by Office of the Basic Education Commission, Ministry of Education of Thailand with the support of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT) and Gifu University
29th – 30th August, 2017, Centra Government Complex Hotel & Convention Center, Chaeng Wattana, Bangkok, Thailand
The government of Thailand has the policy and main responsibilities to promote employment opportunities and improve quality of lives of persons with special needs. Together with other agencies and private sectors, the knowledge and information concerning the transition to work of persons with special needs are elaborately collected, analyzed and studied, with an optimal goal toward inclusive employment and social equity.
On the auspicious occasion of the 130th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Thailand and Japan, The Office of the Basic Education Commission, Ministry of Education of Thailand and Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT) and Gifu University Japan, as well as other partners will be organizing THE 1st INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS: TRANSITION FROM SCHOOL TO WORK.
The primary objective of this symposium is to seek for the international academic collaboration on work opportunities in order to improve the quality of lives of persons with special needs. In other word, this event focuses on variety of subject domains, innovations and technologies that are relevant to promote employment for this group of people. The upcoming information exchange and discussion among educators and researchers in the field, especially the academic reports of 16 countries would enhance the welfare and protection systems on rights-based approach for persons with special needs. The 3 components serving employability platform for persons with special needs may consist of the following items:
The 1st International Symposium would feature the highlights employability situations of students with special needs by 16 educational delegates. Additionally, the event would gather about 500 educators, researchers from government agencies, educational institutions and disabled people organizations.