We want to reveal more about you next year 300 jobs in kindergartens and schools for resource teachers, psychologists and speech therapiststo cooperate with children with special educational needs. This was announced by the Deputy Minister of Education and Science Denitsa Sacheva at the conference on inclusive education.
According to Sacheva, the main challenge is to ensure the number of professionals needed. Last year, 22,000 children and students were trained in general education institutions, and pedagogical practitioners were 3700, according to the Press Agency of the Ministry of Education and Science (MES).
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"For the Ministry inclusive education is a priority and every day we strive to change the status quo, "said the Deputy Minister, adding that negotiations on a draft mechanism for linking the country's education and social services are currently underway.
Denitsa Sacheva stressed that inclusion-related topics such as mobility, digitization, and cultural differences. "In September, the government launched a large scale a measure for the return of drop-outs or those that are they never went to kindergarten and school. The result is nearly 22,000 children and students attending educational establishments. Mobility is one of the main drivers of early school leaving – both domestic and EU countries – said Deputy Minister Sacheva.
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The Deputy Minister explained that inclusive education will face new challenges in the future, such as the digital divide in society. Sacheva added that the Ministry of Education and Science it will invest more in communication technologies and cooperation with children with special educational needs.