Best Practices in Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities: Applications for Program Design in the Europe and Eurasia Region

Lynn Losert - Creative Associates International, Inc.; Aguirre Division of JBS International, Inc.; USAID

The purpose of this study is to provide an overview of best practices in inclusive education, inform stakeholders of the current status of inclusive education in the region, describe the contextual factors which affect program implementation, and make recommendations of practical start-up steps for inclusive education programs. The ultimate purpose of this report is to improve programming efforts in inclusive education in the Europe and Eurasia region.

This study presents an overview of the international best practices in the provision of inclusive education as well as offers clear guidance and practical tools that will assist USAID programming efforts in thirteen priority countries in the Europe and Eurasia region. The target countries for this study are: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Ukraine.