This is the third report in the Key Principles series, published in 2011. It draws on Agency thematic work carried out since 2003. This third document focuses upon key principles for practice that support quality in inclusive education. Education policy-makers and practitioners prepared it for policy-makers and other professionals providing leadership in education. The document aims to summarise the main principles for practice that appear to be crucial in providing quality support to learners with diverse needs in mainstream settings.
The first report in the Key Principles series (Key Principles in Special Needs Education – Recommendations for Policy-Makers) was based upon Agency work published up to 2003. A further review of Agency work was published in 2009 (Key Principles for Promoting Quality in Inclusive Education – Recommendations for Policy-Makers).
In addition to the publications examined in the previous two issues, this report reviews Agency publications including:
- Early Childhood Intervention – Progress and Developments (2010)
- Teacher Education for Inclusion – Literature Review (2010)
- ICTs in Education for People with Disabilities (2011)
- Participation in Inclusive Education – A Framework for Developing Indicators (2011)
- Teacher Education for Inclusion across Europe – Challenges and Opportunities (2011).
A Recommendations Matrix is available to help policy-makers to cross-reference the key principles and specific recommendations presented in the report with the various Agency project findings used to draft the document.
Download the report in one of 21 Agency languages below.