Key Principles to support policy development and implementation for inclusive education: video

The Agency has developed a new video to accompany its 2021 Key Principles publication.

The fourth in a series of Key Principles publications spanning nearly 20 years, the 2021 publication provides a set of 14 key principles to support policy development and implementation for inclusive education. The principles aim to support countries to review key policy issues for inclusive education, develop their inclusive provision, and bridge the ‘policy-practice’ gap.

The 14 principles, developed from recurring messages in Agency work since 2011, align with the Agency’s ultimate vision for inclusive education: that all learners of any age are provided with meaningful, high-quality educational opportunities in their local community, alongside their friends and peers. The development of these principles reflects the Agency’s increasing emphasis on being an active agent for policy change in the field of inclusive education.

The principles cover all aspects of inclusive education systems, from legislation and policy frameworks – including resourcing, governance, curricula and quality assurance – to structures and processes that facilitate co-operation, communication, transition and data collection. If all 14 key principles are present, all levels of the education system should work together to become more equitable, effective and efficient in valuing learner diversity and raising the achievement of all learners.

The new Key Principles video introduces the 14 principles in a succinct and visual way. Subtitles are available for the video in official Agency languages. The 2021 Key Principles publication and accompanying Policy Brief are also available to download from the Agency website in official Agency languages.

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