On April 27, 2021, a discussion on the topic “Introduction of the total inclusive education system in pre-school education in RA” was held in the Republican Pedagogical-Psychological Center. Deputy Minister of RA MօESCS J. Andreasyan, representatives of UNICEF Armenia Office, RA MօESCS, RA Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Yerevan Municipality and other representatives of the sphere, and the RPPC leadership, represented by Director A. Svajyan took part in the discussion.
The discussion aimed to present the schedule for the implementation of the pre-school total inclusive education system (Decision N 598-N of the Government of the Republic of Armenia of April 15), to discuss the preparatory work and to identify the problems.
According to the above-mentioned schedule, the introduction of the Pre-school total inclusive education system is planned to be implemented in 3 levels:
✦ 2021 – Implementation of preparatory works
✦ 2022- Introduction of the total inclusive pre-school education system in Syunik, Lori, Tavush regions, and in Yerevan
✦ 2023- Introduction of the pre-school total inclusive education system in Armavir, Aragatsotn, Shirak, Vayots Dzor, Ararat, Gegharkunik, Kotayk regions.
At all stages, the work will be carried out in several directions:
✦ Raising awareness on the introduction of total inclusion by results presentation and information campaigns.
✦ Development of training modules for teachers of pre-school educational establishments and conducting training courses.
✦ Training of RPPSC specialists on the process of providing pedagogical and psychological support to preschool children with SEN.
✦ Development and implementation of assessment toolkit for children with SEN for pre-school education.
✦ Development and implementation of documents, forms and documents necessary for the organization of the process of education and development of children with SEN.
✦ Monitoring the processes of inclusion in pre-school educational establishments and provision of pedagogical-psychological support.