Flexible financing systems must ensure a school development approach. This approach should build learning communities through the development of innovative and flexible forms of teaching that combine performance and equity.

Financing mechanisms that act as a disincentive for inclusive education are to be avoided. The main message underpinning this issue is supporting school teams to take responsibility for meeting all learners’ needs. The policy goals linked to this issue are:

  • Provide incentives for the provision of supportive learning environments in all schools.
  • Promote and support school autonomy in taking responsibility for meeting all learners’ needs.
  • Embed implementation of inclusive education within quality assurance mechanisms at school level.

This was a main finding of the Financing Policies for Inclusive Education Systems project, outlined in the Policy Guidance Framework. For more information on this project, visit the project web area.