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Key Principles for Promoting Quality in Inclusive Education

The first report in the Key Principles series was published by the Agency in 2003. The title of this report was Key Principles for Special Needs Education – Recommendations for Policy Makers and it was based upon Agency work published until 2003. 

The second report Key Principles for Promoting Quality in Inclusive Education: Recommendations for Policy Makers was published in 2009. This report can be downloaded in  English here. All  other language versions can be downloaded from the Agency publication web pages.

As with the previous edition, current work has been prepared by educational policy makers in order to provide other policy makers across Europe with a synthesis of the main policy findings that have emerged from the Agency thematic work supporting the inclusion of learners with different types of special educational needs (SEN) within mainstream provision. 

This second edition in the Key Principles series draws upon Agency work from 2003 to 2009 and covers the following publications:

To accompany the report, a Recommendations Matrix has been prepared as a tool to help policy makers to cross-reference the key principles and specific recommendations presented in the report with the various Agency project findings used to draft the document.

In 2007, Agency representatives agreed that summary key principles information should be produced on a regular basis and that this work should also synthesise principles for practice.

The most recent report: Key Principles for Promoting Quality in Inclusive Education – Recommendations for Practice, again reviews Agency thematic work since 2003 but with a focus on inclusive practice. In addition to the publications listed above, the publication has also reviewed:

Key Principles for Promoting Quality in Inclusive Education – Recommendations for Practice is available to download in 21 official Agency languages.

A recommendations matrix, cross referencing the recommendations with evidence from Agency projects is available here.