The Changing Role of Specialist Provision in Supporting Inclusive Education (CROSP) project aimed to identify and analyse challenges and opportunities within country policy and practice that influence the re-organisation and reform of specialist provision towards inclusive education for all learners.
CROSP had two phases. Phase 1 covered a detailed mapping exercise on past and current trends and situations in 26 Agency member countries in relation to specialist provision, as well as on perceived future trends. The phase 1 synthesis report presents the results.
Phase 2 built on phase 1’s main outcomes, focusing on peer-learning activities. This process concluded with the development of the CROSP self-review tool, providing a holistic overview of policy priorities, strategies and key actions in the change process.
This report provides an overview of phases 1 and 2 of the CROSP project. It describes the situation and trends in Agency member countries in relation to specialist provision, as a result of phase 1 activities. It then presents the methodology and key findings of phase 2, including the CROSP self-review tool for transforming the role of specialist provision to support inclusive education.