Transition from Special Education to Inclusive Education Systems
The study explores the ways in which knowledge can be created and shared to promote the transition from special education to inclusive education systems. It provides a collection of 16 case studies from 11 European countries, ranging from day-to-day knowledge-sharing initiatives within school communities to nationwide reforms of the formal education system, holding the potential for wider adaptation in different countries and local contexts. Derived from the case studies, the report also identifies common challenges and key success factors that either impede or facilitate the practical shift towards inclusive education. Lastly, it provides recommendations for key stakeholder groups in the areas of strategic policy, legislation, governance, funding, training, and attitudinal approaches.
Justina Žutautaitė, Researcher (Policy Impact Lab), Fabio Belafatti, Researcher (Policy Impact Lab), Elma Paulauskaitė, Quality Assurance Expert (Policy Impact Lab)
EASPD (2023). Transition from Special Education to Inclusive Education Systems
Brussels, October 2023.