Learn what we do for inclusive education
What we do for inclusive education
UNICEF is dedicated to ensuring the incorporation of inclusive education into Uzbekistan’s education system. Inclusive education is about the provision of quality education to all children. It is the ability of an education system to provide quality education to all children, irrespective of their abilities and background. Inclusive education also emphasises the need for children to live in a family environment, and to be educated with their peers, in order to develop emotionally and socially. An inclusive education system ensures that a child in a wheelchair can attend a neighbourhood school, that a child with a learning disability has the special assistance needed for them to learn to read, and that a child with poor school attendance can be helped to return to school.
Achievements to date
- UNICEF’s advocacy has contributed to the drafting of new Ministry of Public Education resolutions regarding the role of defectologists and psychologists in inclusive education;
- UNICEF’s advocacy has also resulted in the inclusion of a five-year action plan on inclusive education into the Education Sector Plan.
- The provision of technical assistance to the Ministry of Public Education, in piloting inclusive education initiatives;
- The introduction of programmes in regional children’s centres, focusing on children who are not attending school and who are at risk of dropping out;
- The development of a regional inclusive education pilot programme, through a regional education department;
- The piloting of programmes for teachers, parents and students, through Special Olympics Uzbekistan, to ensure that children living with disabilities are included in mainstream schools.