The 1st International Symposium on Education

for Person with Special Needs:

Transition from School to Work

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:

  1. To empower persons with special needs to be able to work inclusively and earn their livings.
  2. To promote access to rights and work opportunities for persons with special needs on an equal basis with others through transition systems from school to employment.
  3. To create inclusive/accessible work environments and develop technologies for persons with special needs particularly in promoting employment.

              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.



Objectives:

  1. To be a platform for information exchange and knowledge sharing among researchers under the topic of transition from school to work for students with special needs.
  2. To gather information on the improvement of the education administration: Transition from school to work.

 

DELEGATES/PARTICIPANTS

  1. Academic officers on special education from 16 countries
  2. Administrators/teachers of the special schools
  3. Ten representatives of Ministry of Education from SEAMEO member countries

Examples of School Activities on Transition from School to Work

3 children are painting A boy is repairing a bicycle
Two girls are weaving A child is conversing with a monk
Children are energitically fertilize vegetable garden children are harvesting rice

 

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