The Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia hosted a meeting of the Inclusive Education consulting group. The purpose of the group is to address the current situation in the inclusive education, analyze the existing challenges in the system and create joint agreements for the future activities. The members of the consulting group are representatives of governmental, non-governmental and international organizations.
Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia -Lia Gigauri introduced the vision of the Ministry to the representatives and unveiled plans for the development of inclusive education.
During the meeting, the Inclusive Education Development department presented the regulations for the implementation, development and further monitoring of the Inclusive education platform, and mechanisms for the identification of the individuals with special educational needs, as approved by the Decree of March 21, 2018 by the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia. The document overviews the action plan for the effective implementation of the inclusive education, in conjunction with presenting general guidelines for the multidisciplinary teams and parental responsibility. Additionally, a new program was discussed, regarding the transition of children with special educational needs to schools.