November 1, the final day of the forum “Creating a system to support the activities of educational institutions of higher education for the implementation and development of inclusive education”, held VyatGU, the supporting university of the Kirov region, with the support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.
The rich business program of the second day was opened by a panel discussion on the interaction of government bodies, public organizations and universities in the development of inclusive higher education. The speakers were the head of the Social Protection Department of the Examination of France Technological Examination Agency, Professor of Practice at the University of Grenoble II Andrei Tretyak, Chairman of the Public Council under the Department of Social Security of the Vologda Region, Chairman of the Brave Russian Hearts Wheelchair-Friendly Charitable Foundation, dean Pedagogy of the Kyrgyz State University. I. Arabaev Joomart Baisalov. They presented domestic and foreign experience of interdepartmental cooperation in ensuring accessibility of higher education for persons with disabilities. At the end of the speeches, a lot of questions were asked, an interested exchange of views took place.
The forum was continued in the format of workshops and round tables. They discussed the experience and prospects for the development of resource training and methodological centers for persons with disabilities on the basis of universities, models of interdepartmental cooperation to increase accessibility of higher education for persons with disabilities, social entrepreneurship practices, research and innovative developments aimed at developing an accessible environment.
The forum participants shared their views on the role of the event that took place on the VyatGU site in the development of Russian inclusive higher education.
Dmitry Afanasyev, Rector of Cherepovets State University, Member of the Council of the Russian Union of Rectors, Advisor to the Mayor of Cherepovets:
– The forum was able to gather people deeply professional and sincerely interested in discussing the topic, the importance of which is beyond doubt.
Russia today is inferior to many countries in terms of the development of inclusive education and the organization of interagency cooperation to support people with disabilities. But we are moving very fast! At the forum site, we discussed difficult issues, overcoming step by step the barriers that prevented moving on.
Elena Ulyanova, vice-president of the Rybakov Foundation:
– One of the strategic initiatives of our foundation is the project “Equality of opportunity”, which is closely related to the problems of inclusion. “Rybakov Fund” follows the development of activities on this topic, looking for the best practices – not only Russian, but also global ones.
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