Policy Recommendations to implement inclusive education practices
The INSCOOL II project was developed between January 2021 and July 2023 and involved partners working in Hungary, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom. The project aimed to significantly increase the knowledge and skills of school leaders, teachers and teacher trainees/pre-service teachers to work inclusively with the increasing range of diverse learners in their schools.
The project scaled up the good practice established with the Inclusive Schools project, leading to changes in policy, practice and culture at school at local and national levels, including the resulting Policy Recommendations. This document compiles the latest policy framework concerning inclusive education, the achievements of advocacy groups, and insights from previous projects, including the Final Conference, which focused on promoting inclusivity among teachers, teacher trainees, and school leaders. It provides recommendations for the EU institutions to collaborate with Member States on various aspects, including i) opportunities for professional development and training, ii) addressing shortages and enhancing wellbeing, iii) systemic cooperation and adopting a whole-school approach, and iv) allocating public funds for education.
The Policy Recommendations document is a useful resource for developing and implementing inclusive education practices to create more comprehensive learning environments and ensure that in the classroom, no one is left behind.