Policy developments in governance mechanisms are needed to support co-operation between specialist and mainstream provision at all levels.

Most countries are making significant efforts to develop new approaches. Changes in specialist provision legislation generally aim to:

  • empower mainstream education stakeholders to improve all learners’ levels of participation and achievement; 
  • promote synergies among stakeholders from mainstream and specialist provision; 
  • promote a school development approach focusing on eliminating discriminatory practices and barriers to learning; 
  • empower learners to have equitable learning and achievement opportunities; 
  • empower families to be actively engaged in the education process.

Findings and outputs from the Changing Role of Specialist Provision in Supporting Inclusive Education project can be found in the project web area.

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