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IE+: Promoting positive attitudes and evidence based policy for inclusive education

IE+ aims to provide decision-makers with the information, training and tools that allow for evidence based policy making.

'Promoting positive attitudes and evidence-based policy for inclusive education' (IE+) is an Erasmus + funded project which aims to provide decision-makers (policy-makers and education providers) with the information, training and tools that allow for evidence based policy making. Through these activities the project will facilitate not only adequate policy frameworks but also their real implementation, with a special focus on the transition from segregated to inclusive education settings.

Background

This project partnership is convinced that the goal of inclusive education is achievable. However, the essential conditions and incentives that will make inclusive education a reality are missing. These conditions are:

  1. A shift of economic support from segregated to mainstream education providers
  2. Teacher and staff training to raise awareness and understanding of the concepts and advantages of IE and universal design
  3. A reform of the educational system based on more flexible curricula leading to more flexible certifications adapted to the needs of everyone. The methods used to measure success and failure in schools should be redefined to allow the learner to express his competencies in the most appropriate way.

Activities

To address these issues and achieve its aim, the IE+ project will:

  • Conduct research to calculate the economic and social benefits of IE (link to Social return on investment and Quality of Life)
  • Create a learning and training framework directly involving education providers and public authorities to provide evidence and training opportunities which will enable decision makers to develop polices which facilitate the transition towards inclusive education
  • Set-up different National Network Groups (NNG) of experts on Inclusive Education.

Updates

Results

Partnership

EASPD

Inclusion Europe, Belgium

Ghent University, Belgium

University of Salamanca, Spain

The National Association of Resource Teachers in Bulgaria (NART)

ESTIA - Support & Social Care Center for People with Intellectual Disability, Greece

C.E.C.D. Mira Sintra - Centro de Educação para o Cidadão com Deficiência, C.R.L. (Education Centre for Persons with Disability), Portugal

Duration

January 2018 - January 2021

Contact

Rachel Vaughan, EASPD Operations Manager

 


 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Erasmus+ under grant agreement No. 2017-3338/001-001.

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