The transformation of specialist provision into a resource involves four main factors that policy-makers consider relevant:
- governance mechanisms to enable effective co-operation strategies and mechanisms among special and mainstream provision at all levels;
- funding mechanisms to support the transformation of specialist provision into a resource for mainstream provision;
- capacity-building mechanisms to give specialist provision stakeholders the required skills and methodologies to be a resource for mainstream provision;
- quality assurance mechanisms for specialist provision to promote transparent and accountable systems for inclusive education.
Findings and outputs from the Changing Role of Specialist Provision in Supporting Inclusive Education project can be found in the project web area.