In every school in Bulgaria there are children who need additional support, for a shorter or longer period of time, or permanently, in order to learn effectively.
Despite the increasing number of inclusive teachers, only few schools are truly aware of inclusive education principles and integrate them in a targeted manner into their own policies and practice. The Centre for Inclusive Education developed a model of creating inclusive school environment in the Bulgarian context, in partnership with five schools.
The model functions in four key school development areas: school management, teaching practice, partnership with parents and child protection. The model is an innovative tool to introduce changes in the environment, which are manifested by increased satisfaction of adults working in it and improved learning and social performance of children.