The Conclusions from the Council meeting of the Ministers of Education on the Social Dimension of Education and Training of May 2010 are now available. The Conclusions of the conference on 'Inclusive Education: a way to promote social cohesion' held in Madrid on 11-12 March 2010 have had a major impact on the overall Council conclusions.
The majority of the considerations and invitations for member states to consider action directly relate to the promotion of opportunities for quality education for all within all sectors and levels of education. A key consideration is:
Creating the conditions required for the successful inclusion of pupils with special needs in mainstream settings benefits all learners. Increasing the use of personalised approaches, including individualised learning plans and harnessing assessment to support the learning process, providing teachers with skills to manage and benefit from diversity, promoting the use of co-operative teaching and learning, and widening access and participation, are ways of increasing quality for all.
More information relating to Council Conclusions will be made available on this website in the future.