University of Lapland, Finland

The purpose of the research is to promote the development of inclusive education at the Faculty of Education, at the University of Lapland.  This will be carried out by interlinked studies:

1) a self-reflection and careful analysis of current challenges and opportunities in the cultures, policies and practices within the faculty; and

2) exploring and developing inclusive practices in the project schools and understanding how teachers understand and  respond to diversity in remote, rural areas.

Each study is independent part of the overall research task, but they will all relate the conclusions to our common understanding of inclusive education. The research outcomes will  contribute to a broader understanding of the process of inclusion – exclusion.

Murmansk State Humanities University (MSHU), Russia

Research issues:

  1. Attitude of teachers in the Murmansk region towards the ideas of inclusive education;

  2. Creation of tolerant barrier-free environment in a concrete educational institution;

  3. Carrying out monitoring of results of teaching, educating developing children with limited health abilities in conditions of inclusive education;

  4. Organization of common practice of teachers with psychologist and speech therapist;

  5. To help children with limited health abilities to socialize in a group of peers;

  6. Realization of individual educational routes of children with limited health abilities in conditions of inclusive education.


Northern Arctic Federal University (NARFU), Russia

Research objective is to ensure sustainable, positive development of inclusive education in the Arkhangelsk region.

Research issues:

1.     Development of theoretical bases for realization of inclusive         education;

2.      Analysis of  standard and legal base for realization of inclusive education in the Russian Federation;

3.      Studying of institutional, organizational, pedagogical, social, psychological and methodical aspects of functioning of system of inclusive education in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark;

4.      Analysis of domestic experience  of existing  resource centers;

5.      Analysis of opportunities of use of the specialized equipment for work with children with limited opportunities of health (LOH) ;

6.      Studying of the contingent being trained with LOH, types of educational institutions and problems of realization of inclusive training in the Arkhangelsk region;

7.      Selection and justification of modern rehabilitation and educational technologies, techniques, methods and receptions of training and education of children with limited opportunities of health in the conditions of realization of inclusive education.



The publication Learning from Our Neighbours: Inclusive Education in the Making is relocated under 'Publications and Results'.