hank you for suppoerting me. I have limited time to describethe current status of Inclusion in kindergarten in Azerbaijan in relation to the UN’s Agenda 2030 initiative and Sustainable Development Goal 4. I kindly ask you to take into consideration the following points.
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Directly address SDG4 related to Elementary education. . Here are all SDGoal 4’s seven expected outcomes and three means;
(4.1) quality of primary and secondary education;
(4.2) quality of pre-primary education;
(4.3) equal access to higher education;
(4.4) employability skills;
(4.5) gender disparity and vulnerable groups;
(4.6) literacy and numeracy;
(4.7) comprehensive education for sustainable development;
(4.a) inclusive and safe educational facilities;
(4.b) scholarships for higher education; and
(4.c) teacher qualifications
How do I see the layout of the paper.
It will be consisted of 4 parts.
- Definition Of İnclusive Education in Azerbaijan and as an International context.
- Regulation and Policy regarding İnclusive Education
- Types of Pre Schools in Azerbaijan and their operation system regarding the SGD 4 goal of UN.
- Limitations and barries of Implemetation of Inclusive education.
Defining the Inclusive Education as an International context and definition of Inclusive Education in Azerbaijan
- a) Definition of Inclusive education as an Internation context: According to UNESCO, inclusive education is seen as “a process of addressing and responding to the diversity of needs of all learners through increasing participation in learning, cultures and communities, and reducing exclusion from education and from within education.”
- b) Definition of Inclusive education in Azerbaijan public organizations. ‘… person in need of social assistance and protection, with limited life activity as a result of various mental, spiritual, physical defects and diseases that cause the violation of the overall development of the body’ (Republic of Azerbaijan, 1997 Art 2). You can find the report here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uACArUJC43mltdhWlHEhmqXJkqdnQ-OJ/view?usp=sharing
2 Regulations and policy descriptions regarding the Inclusive Education concerning Early Years in Azerbaijan (0-6 years old children).
Azerbaijan has a policy about Inclusive Education for the early years (Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan “On Preschool Education” (adopted by the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2017). Hence in practice, the implementation of the government policy has problems. It is essential to analyze what kind of kindergartens there are in Azerbaijan due to describe the situation in the early years.
3 Types of Early types in Azerbaijan and their operation concerning SDG 4 goal of UN.
- a) Government and Public Kindergarten (0-4). These kindergartens have been regulated by the local government institutions, not by the Ministry of Education, for the last ten years, which is strange. Recently the management of this Kindergarten was passed to the Ministry of Education. During these ten years, the local governance did not address Inclusive education as they were lack of experts in this field. Teachers did not train, the program was old-fashioned, and did not address Inclusivity. The first step of the Ministry of Education was renewing the curriculum. Hence again, the new curriculum and the assessment criteria employed the Inclusivity in education neither in an international context nor a local one.
Also, there is the Reception group of Schools. These children are 5-6 years old, and this age group attends the elementary school and is regulated by the Ministry of Education. According to the information from the Institute of Education, the number of Inclusive children for this age is 6. Teachers that operate in this age agroup was involved to the
- b) Private schools. Number of private schools are not many. Five schools operate under the International accreditation COBIS and CIS, which follow the Inclusivity in Education from the international context. As they operate under the CIS regulation, they address the seven criteria of SDG 4. A number of students can be found in the Statistic Department of Azerbaijan.
- c) Community-based Kindergarten. Launched as a pilot project by UNICEF in 2017, the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan in 2018, and UNICEF funded ten cities in the country and Activities at 50 schools in the district. Community-based preschool education groups are implemented by the Institute of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan with the support of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan. They do not address Inclusive education as they are operating in the regions where the population and families are not educated. So, it is hard for the program to accept inclusive children or define them as Children with Special needs. (I will provide more information about their programs and training tomorrow. The report of the Community based Kindergarten can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rLKVLqiPYT_oDiOfkymqIl8DHWWFhvzn/view?usp=sharing).
Limitations and barries for implementing the Inclusive education in Earl;y years of Azerbaijan. Reflection can be done while writing.
However, there is a lack of knowledge about how best to address these issues. Moreover, the public administration still lacks the institutional capacities at all levels to stimulate the reform process required bringing in new models and new approaches for supporting people with disabilities in the community.
McCabe is the best writer who addresses the limitation in Azerbaijan.
McCabe 2011-McCabe, C. (2011). Situation Assessment: People with Disabilities in Azerbaijan.
The document you can use:
- State Documents.
Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan “On Preschool Education” (adopted by the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2017);
“State standards of education of preschool children with disabilities” (Cabinet of Ministers Resolution No. 62 of February 26, 2018);
“Rules for the organization of preschool education in family-type, community-based, short-term training groups” (Cabinet of Ministers Resolution No. 64 of February 28, 2018);
“State standard of preschool education in the Republic of Azerbaijan” (Cabinet of Ministers Resolution No. 351 of August 8, 2019).
- UNICEF reports about inclusive education.
- Articles of McCabe about inclusive education in Azerbaijan.
Note I can provide you with documents that you need. Just let me know which information you need me to share.