01.10.2009 – 30.09.2012 (36 months)
Purpose of the project
Both on European & national levels, authorities have worked on the realisation of legal frameworks facilitating inclusive education for all.
Nevertheless, we have a long way to go before reaching a society where equal opportunities are guaranteed for all. Research shows the importance of inclusive & high quality education as a key means to achieve this. In reality, however, there is still much uncertainty with regard to inclusive education in both special & mainstream education. Therefore, a change in the current situation is urgently needed.
To date, no knowledge-centre on Inclusion exists in Europe. Therefore, the aims in this project are to develop:
• A sustainable network of all those committed to inclusive education
• A regularly updated web based knowledge centre on 'Inclusive education for all', including:
- information on the existing situation in the field of policy, teacher training & school
- a database of important contacts of stakeholders and professionals
- an overview of models of good practice & their critical success factors
- a tool for self-evaluation, which schools can use to measure how far they are in realising education for all and to which extent they can respond to the needs of people with special educational needs
• A network activity in the ‘new’ Member States in order to actively involve them in the evolution towards equal opportunities to inclusive & high-quality education.
The network will help policy makers, stakeholders & professionals in the field of education to improve their work with pupils with special educational needs. Such sharing of information & models of good practice will make a significant difference to truly realising the changes already approved at a policy and political level. The result will be a better participation of people with special educational needs in all forms of education & a better inclusion in society.
· European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities, EASPD (Brussels, Belgium)
· Fontys Opleidingscentrum Speciale Onderwijszorg / Fontys University of Applied Science, Training Centre Special Education Needs
(Tilburg, The Netherlands)
· Szövetség Az Életen Át Tartó Tanulásért / Association for Lifelong Learning
· Vlaams Verbond van het Katholiek Buitengewoon Onderwijs, VVKBuO / Flemish League of Catholic Schools for Special Education
· National Federation of Voluntary Bodies providing services to people with intellectual disability, NFVB
· Die Steirische Behindertenhilfe / Association for Help for Persons with Disabilities
· KEHITYSVAMMALIITTO RY/ Finnish Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, FAIDD
· Center za usposabljanje,delo in varstvo Dolfke BostjancicDraga / Training, Occupation and Care Centre Draga
· Universität Siegen / University Siegen
· Mutualité Française Indre-et-Loire
· Centro de Educação para o Cidadão Deficiente Mira Sintra / Education Centre for the Citizen with Special Needs
(Mira Sintra, Portugal)
· Education International
· Institut national supérieur de formation et de recherche pour l'éducation des jeunes handicapés et les enseignements adaptés (INS HEA) / National Higher Institute of Training and Research for the Education of Young Disabled Persons and Adapted Teaching
· Verband Sonderpaedadogik / Association for Special Educational Needs
· Niedersachsen Kultusministerium / Ministry of Education in Lower Saxony
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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.