Vasiliev: inclusive education can provide 21% of the Russian schools

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in fotomancer of education and science of the Russian Federation Olga Vasilyeva. Archival photoVasiliev: inclusive education can provide 21% of the Russian schools© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

More than 21% of schools and 16% of kindergartens in the Russian Federation able to provide inclusive education, more than half of parents of children with special needs have come to prefer this format to individual learning, reported RIA Novosti head of the Ministry of education and science Olga Vasilyeva.

Thursday took place the awarding of winners of IV all-Russian competition «the Best inclusive school in Russia» for the best practices in education aimed at socializing children with special health when sharing their learning with their peers in regular classes.

«More than 21% of schools and 16% of kindergartens on the territory of the Russian Federation in 2017 can provide joint education of children with special educational needs with their peers in an inclusive format,» — said Vasilyev.

«More than 50% of parents spank their children for inclusive education,» she added.

As explained in the press service of the Ministry of education, now parents are still able to choose the learning format for their children — an individual or inclusive.

Vasilyev also noted that the number of kindergartens and schools – not a very large percentage of the total number of educational institutions of Russia, but the Ministry of education «strongly against mechanical inclusion when the educational institution declared as inclusive, but special conditions it is not created.»

The Minister explained that in addition to architectural, material, technical and personnel conditions for high-quality accessible education to children with special health needs individualized education process taking into account mental and physical capabilities and health status of the student.