Inclusive Schools II is an international project run between 15 January 2021 and 14 July 2023 by the British Council in the partnership with CESIE from Italy, ESHA from the Netherlands, InterActing UK from the United Kingdom, Lifelong Learning Platform from Belgium and Universidad de Granada from Spain. The project is built on the idea of scaling up good practice around training in inclusive education, leading to changes in policy, practice and culture at school, local and national levels. It will enable teachers – both serving and in their student years - to develop and implement inclusive education practices with confidence, and school leaders to both develop inclusive policies and structures, and support teachers to develop inclusive practice. We intend for teachers and school leaders taking part in the project to become role models for others, so influencing practice and policy at local, regional and national levels. Inclusive Schools II will also have impact on learners and families, policy makers, local authorities and ministry staff, higher education institutions, and organisations with an educational focus at local, regional, national and European levels.
The vision of the Erasmus+ funded Inclusive Schools II project is to significantly increase the knowledge and skills of school leaders, teachers and student teachers to work inclusively with the increasing range of diverse learners in their schools. Taking an inclusive approach means creating learning environments where every student has an opportunity to succeed, develop talents.
The project's ambition is to:
• increase the number of school leaders and teachers trained in inclusive education policy and practice
• deepen these educators’ knowledge and understanding of inclusive education policy, practice and culture
• enhance the skills of teachers and school leaders working inclusively in schools
• strengthen leadership of inclusive education in schools
• facilitate enhanced cooperation within the school community (parents, students, school staff) and with a wider spectrum of education stakeholders
• increase the confidence and motivation of school leaders to lead the implementation of inclusive education, and of teachers to implement inclusive pedagogies
• influence policy change at school, local, regional and national levels
• increase the positive momentum of change initiated by Inclusive Schools I.
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