Quality of Life Index for Inclusive Education and how to use it in the monitoring of the European Child Guarantee
This report offers a framework for understanding the use of the Quality of Life Index for Inclusive Education (QoLI-IE) to monitor the educational areas of the European Child Guarantee (ECG). The document starts presenting the conceptual and applied foundations of the Quality of Life Model (Schalock and Verdugo, 2002), in order to contextualise the role of quality of life assessment tools in gathering evidence on personal outcomes. This can then be used for monitoring purposes, which feeds into the decision-making regarding the implementation of enhancement strategies regarding individuals, schools, and policies. This report also provides a methodological framework for the development and validation process of the QoLI-IE for those countries interested, guidelines on how to monitor the ECG using the QoLI-IE, what to do with the evidence collected, as well as recommendations for EU policymakers on how to establish a framework to facilitate the national process to feed in the European Framework to monitoring the ECG.
Antonio M. Amor González, PhD, Assistant Professor, Bio
Miguel Á. Verdugo Alonso, PhD, Full Professor, Bio
EASPD. (2022) Quality of Life Index for Inclusive Education and how to use it in the monitoring of the European Child Guarantee. Brussels.
Brussels, December 2022