Inclusive education strategies
A textbook for secondary school teachers on how to practice inclusion in the classroom
There are numerous pieces of legislation in place that promote de-institutionalization programs and accelerate progress of inclusive education practices in Armenia; but there are still challengesat the societal and educational levels, in ensuring that children feel included and successfully educated alongside their peers. Legislative education reforms often take a long time to implement and require continuous monitoring and accountability procedures to succeed.
In line with government priorities for teacher education, in 2015 UNICEF Armenia facilitated a collaboration between University of Minnesota and Armenian State Pedagogical University (ASPU) to develop this textbook as an information and teaching resource for academics, pre- and in-service general and special education teachers, specialists in inclusive and special education, and administrators.
Through comparative analysis, the textbook offers a wide spectrum of tools, methodologies, and practical evidence-based strategies that have been tested, evaluated, and demonstrated to be effective for all children, including children with disabilities, developmental delays, and other special education needs.