To develop special needs education in Southeast Europe (SEE) countries through gathering statistics, setting up a data base, implementing teacher training and supporting national governments in the reform of their education systems concerning this field of education.
Review available educational provision for students with disabilities and for those at risk of failing and dropping out of school. This will cover, legal and policy contexts, school organisation, curriculum, pedagogy, teacher training and statistics and indicators.
Develop action plans based on these reviews for improving the quality of education for these students.
Implement these action plans and evaluate progress made.
Develop statistics and indicators to provide a quantitative account of the workings of the provision made for these students.
Develop capacity in the teaching force in the primary school sector, which if successful could be transferred to secondary schools, mainly through the development of in-service training.
Disseminate the results in the SEE countries through regular meetings of the stakeholders and via a conference towards the end of the project.
UNICEF, SOROS, Freudenberg Foundation, Task Force Education and Youth, C.S. Mott Foundation; Experts nominated by or representatives of the Ministries of Education in SEE countries.
March 2006 - Publication of national reports on "Education Policies for Students at Risk and those with Disabilities in South Eastern Europe"
May 2006 - Teacher Training Seminar in co-operation with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Israel
December 2006 - Meeting of project administrators
Publication of national reports on "Education Policies for Students at Risk and those with Disabilities in South Eastern Europe"