This toolkit guides trainers in training recipients to enhance the quality of disability inclusive education. It can be used by trainers who train parents, professors, school teachers, politicians, disabled people, and other stakeholders about disability inclusive education.
Although this content is primarily meant to be used in Armenia, it may be feasible to adapt some of the suggested training activities for use in other countries. It was developed by participants in a three-day program facilitated by World Vision and Disabled People’s International, and it includes materials and recommendations for the proposed two-day training program.
This toolkit provides an overview of inclusive education in Armenia up to 2009 (when it was published). It also summarizes historical and social representations of disability in society. Suggested workshop activities can help participants to identify:
- Media messages and other cultural influences on how they perceive people with disabilities
- Examples of discrimination
- Barriers and potential solutions to inclusive education
Objectives of the Toolkit
- To understand the evolution of the treatment of disabilities in societies and identify harmful historical precedents that has hindered the social representation and participation of people with impairments and restricted or different abilities.
- To identify and document model practices and solutions in the area of inclusive education and to support the stakeholders (DPOs, school administrations and teachers, parents, relevant Ministries, etc.) to test mechanisms and strategies that identify the constraints and solutions to successfully mainstream children with disabilities.
- To provide recommendations based on lessons learned in order to strengthen the capacity of the stakeholders in Armenia to organize adequate resources and promote programming that supports inclusive education.
- To equip trainers with specific tools (best practices, interactive exercises, role games, etc.) applicable for their future training.