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Elena Iarskaia-Smirnova

Saratov, Russia
2002 - 2003 IPF Fellow

Affiliation: Head of the Department of Social Work at Saratov State Technical University, Russian Federation.

Fellow project

2002 - 2003: Inclusive education in Russia: Creating a future together
The goals of the project are to analyze the potential social consequences of introducing integrative/inclusive education into contemporary Russian society; identify advantages and disadvantages of segregated educational systems and test conditions for integrative schooling; conduct an ethnographic evaluation study as well as focus groups and surveys of school children, parents and teachers; engage mass media and the public in discussion of the issue; write a series of articles and a book on social issues of disability and inclusive education; and develop a policy paper for regional educational policymakers including the head of the City Educational Committee, the Ministers of Education and Social Development of the Saratov oblast, and international organizations including UNICEF.

Working groups: Children's Services Policy
Relevant countries: Russia

Fellow's bibliography

Advanced Fellow and Project Finder #2
Open Society Institute creative commons