Emerging trends in relation to decentralisation in education systems was the topic of the recent thematic seminar organised by Iceland’s Ministry of Education, Science and Culture and the Agency, which took place during the Agency’s bi-annual meeting in Reykjavik on 27 October.
‘When all children, regardless of their differences, are educated together, everyone benefits,’ emphasised Mr Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport. He was delivering the opening speech at the seminar on inclusive education for learners with disabilities, which took place in the European Parliament in Brussels on 16 November 2016. The Commissioner stated that schools must cater for all learners, and that technologies can play a huge role in making knowledge and learning accessible for everyone.
The Agency’s new Data web area is now live. It contains data tables and country background information from the 2012/2013 school year, which were collected during the 2014 European Agency Statistics on Inclusive Education (EASIE) activities. It presents the available quantitative and qualitative country information in an accessible, interactive and easily comparable way. A Methodology Report that places the EASIE work into a clear context has also been published.