Deputy Minister Merzina Mashajik is a guest at the conference “Expected Changes based on the Education for All Model”


Today, October 25, Deputy Minister of Education and Science Marzina Mashajek participated in the Information and Consultation for Local Governments Conference “Expected Changes on the Basis of the Education for All Model”. The event was organized by the Education Development Center in cooperation with the Department of Education and Comprehensive Education at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

The two-day conference is devoted to discussing advanced legal and financial solutions based on the Education for All model.

During the event, MEiN Foreign Minister Marzena Machałek said the Ministry of Education and Science is working on a law to support children, students and families, as changes are planned to improve the quality of inclusive education in Poland.

I would like the discussion during this conference to be fruitful. I expect your substantial support in the ministry’s activities. It is difficult to find a golden way that arranges all these provisions, directs funds well, assesses the situation well, and on the other hand, will not lose what has already been achieved – said Deputy Minister Merzina Mashagic during the conference.

The most important changes relate to the following:

  • Implementation of solutions for the inter-ministerial nature and comprehensiveness of the support provided to children, students and families, from the municipalities to the departmental level – the national support system for children, students and families,
  • Introducing a new Early Childhood Development and Family Support (WWR) model, which will integrate existing solutions offered to children from birth to the start of school, offered in various sectors,
  • Changing the way the needs of children and students are assessed, planning, provision and evaluation of the effectiveness of the support provided using functional assessment and the method of financing tasks in this area – implementation of the biopsychosocial approach and the use of the International Classification of Disability and Health Performance (ICF),
  • Employment criteria for specialized teachers in kindergarten and regular schools, including public schools with integration and integration classes,
  • Organizing the possibility of private schools and institutions taking on a new role and tasks in supporting kindergartens, main and integrated schools (specialized centers for the support of inclusive education – SCWEW),
  • Complement current opportunities for improvement and professional development for teachers and supervisory specialists.
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The conference was organized as part of the non-competition project “Support to employees of local government units in the management of education aimed at developing schools and basic competencies of students” – Phase II, Action 2.10. High quality in the education system, the operational program, the development of knowledge education. The project is financed by the European Social Fund for the period 2014-2020, and is implemented in partnership with the Association of Polish Cities.

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