‘IE+’: Promoting positive attitudes and evidence-based policy for inclusive education
'Promoting positive attitudes and evidence-based policy for inclusive education' (IE+) is a Erasmus + funded project which aims to provide decision-makers (policy-makers and education providers) with the information, training and tools that allow for evidence based policy making. Through these activities the project will facilitate not only adequate policy frameworks but also their real implementation, with a special focus on the transition from segregated to inclusive education settings.
What will we do?
This project partnership is convinced that the goal of inclusive education is achievable. However, essential conditions and incentives that will make inclusive education a reality are missing. These conditions are:
- A shift of economic support from segregated to mainstream education providers;
- Teacher and staff training to raise awareness and understanding of the concepts and advantages of IE and universal design, and
- A reform of the educational system based on more flexible curricula leading to more flexible certifications adapted to the needs of everyone. The methods used to measure success and failure in schools should be redefined to allow the learner to express his competencies in the most appropriate way.
To address these issues and achieve its aim the IE+ project will:
- Conduct research to calculate the economic and social benefits of IE (link to Social return on investment and Quality of Life),
- Create a learning and training framework directly involving education providers and public authorities to provide evidence and training opportunities which will enable decision makers to develop polices which facilitate the transition towards inclusive education.
- Set-up of different National Network Groups (NNG) of experts on Inclusive Education
- Project Launch 8-9th March
- Project leaflet
- Project update! Promoting positive attitudes and evidence-based policy for inclusive education
- From theory to practice: IE+ partners take next steps towards supporting decision-makers to make evidence-based policy for inclusive education
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