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A School for all- Development of Inclusive Education (KO421)
Funded by Kolarctic ENPI 2007-2013

Objective of the project

A School for All develops inclusion on schools and teacher education through school-based development work and research, with a particular focus on learners who are vulnerable to exclusion. This objective is promoted by developing training for practicing practicing teachers and providing future teachers with essential competences for inclusive education.

Main activities

Exchanging of knowledge and experiences on the field of the inclusive education in research, in teacher training education and in the everyday practices on the school levels Supporting overall cooperation in the field of inclusive education by joint cross-border research activities and by research implemented in jointly selected topics of inclusive education Developing the processes of inclusive education in teacher training by cross-border interaction and promotion to tackle educational disadvantage particularly among young people. Developing jointly new educational packages to combat all forms of discrimination Increasing capacity of teacher education and assuring sustainability of the processes of inclusive education. Creating of special resource center in Arkhangelsk for supporting inclusive education and bringing IE to vulnerable groups.


In Russia, the project implementation had a significant impact on the process of regional educational system modernization. Project contributed to improvement of regional legislative frameworks in the field of inclusive education and strengthened and extended the interactions between educational institutions of the region. The administration of the pilot schools has been able to extend their perception about inclusive practices. This allowed to clarify the strategy of inclusive education implementation in each concrete school. Teachers who implement inclusive practices had an opportunity to get acquainted with the results of modern research in the field of inclusive education, test new inclusive practices in their daily work and translate their personal experience of inclusive education. The number of teachers who got acquainted with the inclusive education and started to use inclusive practices has increased. Regional administrations in Murmansk and Arkhangelsk were able to extend their representations about opportunities of inclusive education in educational institutions of the regions. Research made during the project will develop the teacher education in the universities. In Finland, some of the research work directly contributes to the work of the Faculty of Education at University of Lapland. There will be changes and modifications in the new curriculum (2015-).

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