Inclusive Education - Russian Federation
On November 20 a meeting of the National Council of the "UNESCO Associated Schools" Russia (UNESCO ASPnet in the Russian Federation) took place at the University of Management “TISBI”. The work of the Board was attended by the coordinator of educational programs of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO Xenia Gaverdovsky, National Coordinator of ASPnet in the Russian Federation, Rector of the University of Management "TISBI" Nella Pruss, as well as coordinators from 9 regions (divided according to the classification of UNESCO ASPnet): "Volga" (Mr. .Kazan), "Ural" (Izhevsk), "Moscow" (Moscow), "Saha-Baikal" (Yakutsk), "Center" (Voronezh), "Baltic-North" (Mr. .Sankt Petersburg), "Bashkortostan" (Ufa), "Siberia-Altai" (Khanty-Mansiysk), "South Caucasus" (Krasnodar).
Special attention at the University of Management "TISBI" is given to people with disabilities. Not only active academic work is carried out with them, but also constant cultural events, competitions and concerts.
So in May, as an example of practical realization of the idea of inclusion the 1st National festival of students with disabilities took place.
At the same time, a special program of teaching English is going on through UNESCO “TISBI contacts. Students with different nosologies, including the visually impaired, have classes with an American Professor, PhD, Director of the Center of municipal adult education in Horry County Schools (USA) Virginia Simmons. Such work with persons with disabilities puts into practice the principles of UNESCO: affordable education for all.
In 2010, by order of the President of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov N. Pruss, the Rector, was appointed the National Coordinator of the project “UNESCO Associated Schools” in Russia. Thus, the Academy of Management “TISBI” is the national focal point for UNESCO ASPnet and for several years has been building a system of interaction between three hundred UNESCO associated schools in Russia.