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Supporting Children's Learning in Scotland

Nearly 1 in 4 Scottish school pupils have additional support needs, says new report.
26/04/16
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Join the conversation on what makes a good curriculum

What Makes a Quality Curriculum? and Reaching Out to All Learners: a Resource Pack for Supporting Inclusive Education - new publications available on the UNESCO-IBE website.
20/04/16
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Agency Co-operation with the Pacific Indicators for Disability - Inclusive Education Project

The Pacific-INDIE are a resource to support Pacific Island countries in a process of developing disability – inclusive education. The Agency was a member of the International Review Panel consisting of high level academics, practitioners and representatives of international organisations reviewing the indicators.
5/04/16
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Empowering Teachers: A project undertaken by the Agency on behalf of UNESCO

In the second half of 2015, the Agency worked on behalf of UNESCO to provide a suite of materials on empowering teachers. The results of this work have been summarised in three documents: a literature review, a case study and a methodology overview, which are available now on the Agency website.
5/04/16
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Luxembourg Recommendations

The publication summarises the young people's messages from the European Hearing. Videos about the event and the young people's impressions at the Luxembourg Hearing are available on the Agency’s YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/c/European-agencyOrg
29/02/16
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International Comparisons Conference

On 28–29 January the Agency participated in the International Comparisons Conferece in Paris, with the topic of Inclusive Education for Students with Disabilities: Accessibility, academic achievement and individual pathways.
22/02/16

A new generation of Working Groups in the service of ET 2020 priorities

The Agency has become a member of a new generation of Working Groups to work within the Education and Training 2020 (ET 2020) strategic framework. The kick-off meeting will take place in Brussels on 22 and 23 February in the presence of EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics, where the Agency will be represented in the Working Group on Promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education.
15/02/16
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Improving Schools in Scotland

Excellence and equity for all school pupils in Scotland is under discussion at the Scottish Parliament as Members continue to debate the progress of new education legislation.
8/02/16
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The Agency's Position on Inclusive Education Systems

The Agency published a position paper which presents Agency member countries’ ultimate vision for inclusive education systems: to ensure that all learners of any age are provided with meaningful, high-quality educational opportunities in their local community, alongside their friends and peers.
25/01/16
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Capacity Building for Inclusive Education

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Council of Europe have used and further developed the Profile of Inclusive Teachers developed by the Agency for their capacity building efforts.
21/01/16
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Agency Participation in the Day of Persons with Disabilities

The Agency participated in the Day of Persons with Disabilities, organised on 7–8 December in Brussels by the Commission DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion in co-operation with the European Disability Forum. The event focused on children and young people with disability under the theme: 'Growing together in a barrier-free Europe'.
13/01/16
Maltese and Swedish participants of the Swedish study visit

High Quality Education for All

Since the Education for All External Audit was presented to the Maltese Minister for Education and Employment in February 2015, follow-up developmental work has taken place in three different phases.
11/01/16
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Inclusive Education High on Europe's Agenda

The last meeting of the Luxembourg Presidency in the field of education was held in Luxembourg on 3 and 4 December 2015. Here the Agency was invited to present its work to the Education Committee of the Council of the EU, in particular the Agency’s position on inclusive education systems and the outcomes of the ‘Inclusive Education: Take Action’ European Hearing that the Agency organised as one of the events of the Luxembourgish EU Presidency programme.
18/12/15
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New edition of How good is our school?

The third edition of How good is our school? from 2007 has been updated, and the new edition is available on the Education Scotland website.
7/12/15
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Guidelines for Accessible Information Available in 23 Languages

The Guidelines are available now in 23 languages on the www.ict4ial.eu project website.
1/12/15
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Inclusive HIgher Education Event - Live Streaming

A Thematic Session focusing on Inclusive Higher Education is taking place on 12 November, in the framework of the Agency’s bi-annual meeting. Streaming live between 9.30 and 12.30.
11/11/15
Agency Director Mr Cor J.W. Meijer, Agency Chair Mr Per Ch Gunnvall and Icelandic Minister of Education, Science and Culture, Illugi Gunnarsson

External Audit in Iceland

On 3 November Agency Chair Per Gunnvall and Agency Director Cor Meijer signed a contract with the Icelandic Minister of Education, Science and Culture Illugi Gunnarsson for an external audit of the system for inclusive education in Iceland.
11/11/15
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Scotland Hosts International Inclusion Event

'Include and Empower' will take place on Thursday 3 and Friday 4 December, in Edinburgh.
5/11/15
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Call for Action at the Luxembourg Hearing

On 16 October 2015 the Luxembourg Presidency of the European Union hosted the Agency’s fourth Hearing entitled ‘Inclusive education: Take action!’. Seventy-two young people with and without disabilities had the opportunity to discuss how their schools and communities ensure an inclusive education for them and what potential obstacles they are still facing in their education and their day-to-day lives.
20/10/15
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Resource for Developing Collaborative Policy and Practice

A unique resource for developing collaborative policy and practice has been developed and is now available on the Agency website. This final output of the project has been designed to provide materials to help countries move towards a rights-based approach to education.
13/10/15

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