Best practies in inclusive education for children with disabilities: Applications for program design in the Europe & Eurasia Region

The purpose of this study is to provide an overview of best practices in inclusive education, inform stakeholders of the current status of inclusive education in the region, describe the contextual factors which affect program implementation, and make recommendations of practical start-up steps for inclusive education programs. The ultimate purpose of this report is to improve programming efforts in inclusive education in the Europe and Eurasia region.

Inclusive education’ is defined as a strategy of addressing and responding to the diverse needs of all learners by increasing participation in learning and reducing exclusion within and from education. It is so named as it promotes the process of including children with special needs (who are disabled or otherwise disadvantaged) into the regular education system where they should join their school-age peers in a learning process that is most conducive to their needs. Disability will be the main category of special needs under consideration in this document.

Published 2013-02-14

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