Seminar on developing the inclusive education system in Austria

Austria’s education system is currently in a process of transformation. Inclusion is developing to encompass a broad range of diversity management. As such, resource distribution and responsibility are changing, and teachers and schools are receiving advice and information on the process.

Representatives from the Agency’s Changing Role of Specialist Provision to Support Inclusive Education (CROSP) project team took part in recent seminar on efforts to transform the inclusive education system in Austria. The seminar on 4 October was organised by the Institut Inklusive Pädagogik (Institute of Inclusive Education) at the University of Education Upper-Austria.

The seminar included around twenty participants, who were all considered ‘Diversity managers’ – key responsible individuals in the educational system. Participants examined the process in Austria so far and discussed implementation strategies and practice with experts from other countries across Europe.

The Agency representatives presented the CROSP project and its main outcomes so far. Participants then took part in an in-depth discussion on the evidence, challenges and perspectives of the transformation process and how specialist provision can support inclusive education.

For more information on the CROSP project, visit the project web area.

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