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Education Policies for Students at Risk and those with Disabilities in South Eastern Europe: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, FYR of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia
This publication is part of the project on Education Development for Students at Risk and those with Disabilities in South Eastern Europe. This project was carried out by the OECD within the framework of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe. It contributes to the countries' efforts to adjust their education reforms to the EC principles as outlined in the EU "Detailed Work Programme on the Follow-up of the Objectives of Education and Training Systems in Europe". More specifically, the countries’ efforts focus on the objective of widening access to quality education and ensuring equal opportunities for all. The respective country reports are supplemented by a general overview on the situation of special needs education in South Eastern Europe.
These reports are part of the OECD's ongoing co-operation with non-member economies around the world.
Translations into local languages are available for the reports on Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia (these include the general synthesis report).
A follow up of the to these reports was carried out in 2006 and was published in 2007 under the title: Education Policies for Students at Risk and those with Disabilities in South Eastern Europe: Findings from the Follow-Up Visits. (EDU/EDPC(2007)21)
These reports on the situation of education development for students at risk and those with disabilities in South Eastern Europe have been prepared by the Centre for Co-operation with Non-Member Economies (CCNM) and the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) of the OECD. They contribute to the commitment of the OECD to the overall aims and strategies of the Education Reform Initiative of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe by taking stock of the current situation and contributing to the identification and implementation of education policies of ministries of education in this region. This book offers reports on special needs education policies of education systems in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, FYR of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia. These reports are part of the follow-up of the Reviews of National Policies for Education in South Eastern Europe (OECD, 2003).
This volume, for the most part, offers contributions by ministry experts from the region itself. This clearly indicates the commitment and attention of education ministries in South Eastern Europe for issues of education for children with special needs within the framework of ongoing education reform. The country reports, being one of the cornerstones of the project “Education Development for Students at Risk and those with Disabilities in South Eastern Europe”, serve not only as a reference point but also as encouragement for further action in this field. Following these findings, a number of seminars and related activities have been and will be organised for key stakeholders: ministry officials, experts, teachers and statisticians. Furthermore, the intention is to disseminate the findings of these reports to the widest possible audience, thus encouraging the various efforts in the countries themselves.
Table of contents
Introduction and Synthesis Report
Chapter 1 – Bosnia & Herzegovina
Chapter 2 – Bulgaria
Chapter 3 – Croatia
Chapter 4 – FYR of Macedonia
Chapter 5 – Kosovo
Chapter 6 – Moldova
Chapter 7 – Montenegro
Chapter 8 – Romania
Chapter 9 – Serbia
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