Schools4Inclusion is an Erasmus+ funded project that aims to help schools evolve into becoming inclusive environments, conducive to the successful integration of children of migrant backgrounds. The project holds the view that inclusive education can help improve social cohesion, prevent child poverty and foster participation in host societies.
This underlying methodology of the project draws upon two broad areas of educational discourse:
- Principles of inclusive education: Responding to the diversity of needs of all learners through increasing participation in learning, cultures and communities, and reducing exclusion from education.
- A whole-school approach: Improving the quality of the education that migrant children enjoy by involving all those dimensions of school life which may have an impact on educational achievement.
The project involves the development and implementation of an “Inclusive Education Whole-School Approach” which is comprised of two distinct components:
- The Inclusive Schools Methodology and Guidelines
- The Inclusive Education Online Toolkit
Twenty schools throughout Europe will pilot the Inclusive Education Whole-School Approach. Overall, we envision to improve the potential of European schools to unlock their latent capacity and to undertake the broader role that is expected of them – the role of an integration actor.