Roles and Interactions in the Process of Inclusive Education

The annual conference of the Centre for Inclusive Education is an international forum at which the latest topics and developments in the field of inclusive education in Bulgaria and abroad are presented. This event is Bulgaria's largest  platform on inclusive education and every year there are more than 300 teachers, principals and specialist that take part in it and more than 600 following it live online. The first Inclusive Education Conference was held in 2007 and since 2014 it has become an annual event.
This year the 6th Annual Conference on Inclusive Education will take place on November 3rd 2018, at the National Palace of Culture, Hall 6 and its focus will be on the topic of the different stakeholders and their roles in the process of inclusive education. 
It will be held with the support of America for Bulgaria Foundation and UNICEF Bulgaria.

The first part of the conference will focus on the topics of Leadership on the Path of Inclusive Education, Inclusion and Equity, Inclusion in Education Beyond Special Education Needs and School Leadership Teams and the Way of Reaching Whole School Approach.
The second part of the conference will address the growing demand of our audience to participate and actively discuss important issues of inclusive education. There will be two interactive panel discussions that will gather 3 representatives from all 4 key stakeholders in the process of Inclusive education: principals, teachers, specialists and parents. They will have the opportunity to discuss on the several topics selected as most actual and important for inclusive education from the Professional Community for Inclusive Education and voted as most important from the participants prior to the conference.

                                           Preliminary programme:
09.00 -  09.30 - Opening

09.30 - 10.00  Leadership on the Path of Inclusive Education  -  Iva Boneva, Executive Director, Centre for Inclusive Education

10.00 - 10.30 - Coffee Break

10.30 - 11.10 Inclusion: Building the Plane While Flying - Prof. David Rodrigues, University of Lisboa, Portuagal

11.10 - 11.50 Inclusion in Education Beyond Special Education Needs -  Prof. Douglas Cheney, Ph.D, University of Washington

11.50 - 12.30 School Leadership Teams and the Way of Reaching Whole School Approach -  Bridget Walker, Ph.D, University of Washington
12.30 - 13.30 - Lunch

13.30 - 14.00 – Presentation of the book:  How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms of Carol Ann Tomlinson Dr. Bridget Walker, University of Washington and a Bulgarian teacher

14.00 - 15.00 - First discussion session –  Important Questions on Inclusive Education – part 1

15.00 - 15.30 - Coffee Break

15.30 - 16.30 - Second discussion session  Important Questions on Inclusive Education – part 2

16.30 - 16.40 Closing

16.40 – 17.30 - Time for socializing and a glass of wine



One School for All

One School for All is our most encompassing and wide-reaching cause, our raison d’etre. Our ultimate goal is comprehensive introduction and application of the principles of inclusive education.

Inclusive education is a process of changing the school environment based on respect and acceptance of other people. It implies wise management of school processes in a way which makes children feel supported to develop their capacity and to overcome hardships; which makes teachers feel encouraged and confident that they are able to cope with the growing challenges, while parents are able to assume their responsibility and role in partnership with schools.