Increasing Inclusive Capability, a resource for developing collaborative policy and practice, is now available on the Agency website in Swedish. This resource was developed in the framework of the Agency’s Organisation of Provision to Support Inclusive Education project.
In March, the newly translated material was presented at the at the National Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools (SPSM), in the form of an internal web seminar. Lars-Åke Larsson, Coordinator of the Department for International Collaboration and Per Skoglund, development coordinator in the Western region presented the resource. Elisabeth Högberg, Coordinator of the Department of International Collaboration was the moderator during the broadcast.
A start for change
The key question behind the Organisation of Provision project was how the support system is organised to meet the needs of learners with disabilities in inclusive settings. The resource aims to help policy-makers at national and local level to create the opportunity for dialogue about strategic approaches.
The purpose of the material is to bridge the gap between theory and practice in issues related to inclusion. It is designed to facilitate dialogue between different interest groups, by serving as a basis for discussions between the various stakeholders and supporting the analysis of the current situation.
Common starting points
The resource is structured around 5 key questions:
- How can the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) be embedded in national/local policy to ensure that all learners receive a quality education?
- What does inclusive education mean to stakeholders in our national/local context?
- How can provision be organised to meet the needs of all the school community?
- What restricts the participation and learning of all children and young people and what action can be taken?
- How can collaboration between key stakeholders support change and improvement?