Updated glossary of operational definitions related to Agency work

The Agency has recently updated its online glossary. The glossary is a collection of terms related to inclusive education that have been used in Agency activities and publications, together with their operational definitions.

Glossary entries range from overarching terms, such as ‘inclusion’ and ‘accessibility’, to more specific terms used in Agency activities, such as ‘P-I-C (Prevention-Intervention-Compensation) model’.

In the recent update, the glossary has grown from 193 terms to 262. A few older definitions have been removed and over 90 existing terms and definitions have been amended. Over 70 new terms have been added, including those used in more recent Agency projects and publications. Examples are ‘specialist provision’ from the Changing Role of Specialist Provision project, ‘blended learning’ from Building Resilience through Inclusive Education Systems, and ‘meaningful participation’ from Voices into Action. As well as the definitions, each glossary entry lists the Agency projects and activities that relate to or use the term.

The glossary draws on the full range of Agency work as well as that of other international and European organisations. It can be used as a general resource for work on inclusive education and related areas. It also increases consistency across Agency work, building knowledge and understanding of terms around inclusive education as basis for reflection and further development.

The glossary is available on the Agency website, and search filters allow users to search alphabetically or by Agency activity.

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