On October 31, in VyatGU, a reference university of the Kirov region, the forum “Creating a support system for activities of educational institutions of higher education for the implementation and development of inclusive education” began its work.
The forum, organized with the support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, is held in order to generalize the practice of developing inclusive higher education and implement an interdepartmental comprehensive plan of activities to ensure accessible vocational education for people with disabilities and people with disabilities for 2016-2018.
Among the more than 200 participants in the forum are representatives of regional executive bodies, public organizations, employers; rectors and vice-rectors of universities, employees of resource training and methodological centers for training disabled people and people with disabilities.
During the opening of the forum, the greeting of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation Mikhail Kotyukov to the participants and organizers was read out. It emphasizes that increasing accessibility of higher education for people with disabilities is a priority of state policy in the field of higher education, and the forum should become a platform for the formation of interagency cooperation and social partnership on issues of promoting higher education and further employment of people with disabilities.
Artemy Rozhkov, Director of the State Policy Department for Higher Education and Youth Policy of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, noted the significant positive dynamics observed in recent years in addressing the issue of accessible higher education for people with disabilities.
“It is important for us that work related to the provision of inclusive higher education is carried out not imperatively, but within the framework of a dialogue with public organizations of persons with disabilities, with the expert community. The forum is an important platform for such a dialogue,” he stressed. In his speech, Artemy Rozhkov spoke about the strategies for the development of inclusive education in Russia.
Currently, 564 educational organizations are training persons with disabilities – this was reported by the project coordinator to improve the accessibility and quality of higher education for persons with disabilities and persons with disabilities of the Department of Public Policy in Higher Education and Youth Policy Mi
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