Mher Davtyan, an inclusion expert and independent specialist in educational leadership delivered an online lecture Providing Inclusion For All: Are We There Yet? for students of Ivano-Frankivsk college, Precarpathian university as well as educators from other cities. The session defined the current global crisis of providing learning for all and its root causes. It discusses Louise Stoll’s ‘developing capacity for learning’ framework as a solution. The participants were be engaged in understanding the socio-ecological environment of children and challenges within. The interaction with Ukrainian students helped to understand the inclusion as the multidimential tool for healing the global wounds and pave the roadmaps for unpredictable, yet our common future.
Mher Davtyan started his career as an English teacher in 2015. Getting his MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the American University of Armenia he came back to his community in the north of Armenia to start an alternative after-school English programme for students to learn English in an inclusive and communicative environment. In 2017 he was part of Americans with Disabilities Act Inclusive Education US State Funded Fellowship where he explored inclusive practices in Minnesota. Coming back to Armenia, Mher worked as a Leadership Development Manager for Teach For Armenia to build leadership and teaching capacity in Teach For Armenia teacher-leaders working in the most underserved schools of rural communities. Mher was engaged in an expert group funded by UNICEF Armenia to consult the Ministry with transition into general inclusion in public schools in Yerevan in 2018, where he also co-designed a new model for continuous inclusive teaching capacity development through targeted in-service intervention and mentoring. Currently, he is a Chevening award winner by the UK Foreign Commonwealth Development Office and does his MA in Educational Leadership in University College London, Institute of Education.
The online lecture can be the first step in long and productive cooperation. շնորհակալություն