The overall aim of the project is that the national education system mainstreams inclusion as a prerogative to equitable access and quality to education for all children with disabilities and special educational needs.
The project has four objectives:
- Strengthen the capacity of national stakeholders on policy development and policy implementation around inclusive education
- Review and update the existing core preschool and core primary school curricula from the perspectives of inclusive education
- Strengthen a capacity of pre-service teachers in using inclusive methodology
- Piloting the model of supervision, considering Estonia’s best practices in this field.
Project period: 2018–2020
In December 2018, the first study visit to Estonia was organized in cooperation with the Belarusian UNICEF and the Ministry of Education.
In 2018-2019, the activities of resource centres in Minsk, Gomel and Vitebsk districts were mapped and feedback was given to the educational legal documents. This included analysing the principles of inclusive education, the curricula of pre-primary education, primary school curricula and teacher training curricula.
The year 2019 ends with a conference in Belarus involving stakeholder representatives and Estonian experts presenting the results of their work.
In 2020, the main focus is to strengthen the capacity of pre-service teachers in using inclusive methodology and to pilot the model of supervision.
Partners of the project: UNICEF Belarus, Ministry of Education of Belarus, Belarusian National Pedagogical University.
The project is funded by UNICEF Belarus and the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.