Strategies for Inclusion

Making High Quality History and Citizenship Education more Inclusive and Accessible

The project will contribute to making the teaching and learning of history and citizenship at schools more inclusive and accessible for learners with special educational needs and disabilities. It will enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion of educational systems overall, while strengthening the profile of teaching professions and the quality through mobility and cross-border cooperation. The project will last for a total of 36 months, finishing September 2018. EUROCLIO will work with several associations and organizations from six different countries throughout Europe. The Armenian member organization (CIVITAS) participates, as well as schools from Portugal (School Cluster of Montemor-o-Velho), and Slovenia (Zavod za gluhe in ngalusne Ljubliana) and two institutions of higher education from the Netherlands (Hogeschool van Amsterdam) and Norway (Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet) to produce tailored educational resources, build the capacity of educators, build more awareness of the importance of inclusive and citizenship education, and create a transferable model on the implementation of strategies for inclusion that can be adapted for use in other subjects as well. While the project addresses all learners, it will concentrate on learners with visual and hearing impairments and learners with behavioural and motivation difficulties in particular.

Project Aims

  • To enhance equity, diversity and inclusion of educational systems overall.
  • To strengthen the profile of teaching professionals and the quality through mobility and cross-border cooperation.
  • To produce tailored educational resources.
  • To build more awareness of the importance of inclusive and citizenship education.
  • To create a transferable model on the implementation of strategies for inclusion that can be adapted for use in other subjects as well.

Expected Outcomes

  • Professional development of educators in inclusive history and citizenship education including increased confidence, greater self-reflective practice and improved methodology on a variety of issues such as classroom organization and community, learning progression, curriculum adaptation, assessment, etc.;
  • Transnational network of innovative practitioners, researchers and civil society actors equipped with a sound knowledge of national, European, and International inclusive education policies relevant for history and citizenship. This network will continue to collaborate on raising further awareness of the importance of inclusive history and citizenship education;
  • Strengthen capacities of partner organisations and affiliates to implement strategies for inclusion in history and citizenship education through teacher training, classroom practice and advocacy initiatives. The partner organisations will gain new competences and expertise that they will be able to further use and develop in their own contexts to bridge the theory to practice gap in the field and enhanced the relevance, effectiveness, and quality of inclusive history and citizenship education locally;
  • Transferable model on the implementation of strategies for inclusion related to the learning of subject specific competences that can be adapted for use in other subjects.

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Project managers

Steven Stegers
Programme Director, EUROCLIO - European Association of History Educators

Aysel Gojayeva
Project Manager, EUROCLIO - European Association of History Educators

Judith Geerling
Programme Manager, EUROCLIO - European Association of History Educators