Sustainable development towards inclusive education requires a combination of three policy approaches – prevention, intervention and compensation.

The goal of inclusive education systems is supported by policy actions designed to prevent different forms of educational exclusion before they happen, rather than compensate with specific actions when prevention and intervention provisions are not enough to ensure that learners’ needs in inclusive settings are met.

Long-term, sustainable developments towards inclusive education systems can be seen as a combination of prevention, intervention and compensatory approaches. A country’s journey towards an effective and equitable inclusive education system can be identified by movements away from mainly compensatory policy actions, towards more intervention- and prevention-focused policy actions.

For more information, refer to the Country Policy Review and Analysis (CPRA) summary report, Country Policy Review and Analysis: Key messages for working with and for countries.

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