Inclusive Education Toolkit: Armenia

A small group of secondary students including girls and boys sit at desks and look at the teacher standing in the front of the classroom.

This toolkit guides trainers in training recipients to enhance the quality of disability inclusive education. It can be used by trainers who train parents, professors, school teachers, politicians, disabled people, and other stakeholders about disability inclusive education. Although this content is primarily meant to be used in Armenia, it may be feasible to adapt some of the suggested training activities for use in other countries. It was developed by participants in a three-day program facilitated by World Vision and Disabled People’s International, and it includes materials and recommendations for the proposed two-day training program included in Annex 1. Trainers are meant to be people with disabilities and parents. Intended training recipients are meant to include parents, professors, school teachers, parents, politicians, disabled people, disabled people’s organizations (DPOs), and other stakeholders.

This toolkit provides an overview of inclusive education in Armenia up to 2009 (when it was published). It also summarizes historical and social representations of disability in society. Suggested workshop activities can help participants to identify:

  • Media messages and other cultural influences on how they perceive people with disabilities
  • Examples of discrimination
  • Barriers and potential solutions to inclusive education

This resource was published by World Vision in 2009. To our knowledge, this publication is currently only available in English.