Implementation of inclusive education in the Barents region

Lead Author Natalia, Flotskaya
Institution Contact Northern (Arctic) federal University, Northern Dvina Emb., 17 Arkhangelsk 163002
Co-Authors Svetlana Bulanova, Northern (Arctic) Federal University, Arkhangelsk, Russia
Theme Theme 4: Building Long-term Human Capacity
Session Name 4.3 Teacher Education in the Arctic, sustainable schools, and relevant learning: Towards Social Justice and Inclusion
Datetime Wed, Sep 14, 2016 01:45 PM - Wed, Jun 08, 2016 02:00 PM
Presentation Type Oral
Abstract text The report will consider implementation of inclusive education at different stages as one of modern educational trends. Inclusive education became a priority of educational policy contributing to sustainable well-being of communities through creation of conditions for high-quality learning process, eliminating any discrimination in education and ensuring its availability to all. In the Arkhangelsk region a number of measures were taken to meet the challenges connected with implementation of this idea. The regional legal framework was supplemented with articles defining methods and conditions for realization of citizens' right to education to ensure equal access for all pupils, with respect to special educational needs and individual possibilities. An international project "School for All - the development of inclusive education" was implemented within the EU "Kolarctic" Programme. The project is aimed to study the experience of inclusive education in the Barents region, to develop a general concept (model) of inclusive education at different stages of learning, as well as guidelines for teachers and parents. In the project frames were established support centers on the base of participating educational institutions. On the basis of the Northern (Arctic) Federal University was opened a regional resource center for inclusive education. This innovative multifunctional structure’s activities are psycho-pedagogical and methodological support for inclusive education, trainings for teachers and research in the field of inclusive education. The report will also present the results of a joint international research conducted by NArFU (Arkhangelsk) and University of Lapland (Rovaniemi) on the challenges occurring in inclusive education.
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