Ukraine is reaching the European level of attitude towards children with special needs. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said this during the Global Teacher Prize Ukraine-2018 award ceremony, which aims to celebrate the achievements of Ukrainian teachers, the presidential press service reports.
“It is especially important that today among the best teachers of Ukraine there are many who specialize in inclusive education. This means that Ukraine is entering a completely new European level of attitude towards special children,” he wrote on Twitter.
We recall that in February 2018 it became known that teachers working in the preparatory classes of special schools, as well as teachers and their assistants in inclusive classes of general education institutions, will be paid higher wages.
Ukraine's education system is under reformation. The new law on education was signed by Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko on September 25, 2017. In particular, it introduces a 12-year-long school program and limits the number of subjects taught in the languages of national minorities. It is noted that Ukraine will stay within its international and legal commitments, particularly, it will continue to provide free and comprehensive development of the citizens, particularly, the representatives of the national minorities and provide the sufficient proportion of the education at the languages of the minorities in the primary and secondary school (in addition to the learning of the state language).