The aim: to provide both leadership and resources to further the advancement of inclusive education in Ukraine.

Partners: Kharkiv Humanitarian Pedagogical Academy, Kherson State University, Khmelnytskiy Humanitarian Pedagogical Academy, Lviv Ivan Franko National University, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi Hryhorii Skovoroda State Pedagogical University, Poltava V.G.Korolenko National Pedagogical University, Ivano-Frankivsk college, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Global Resource Center on Inclusive Education, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota.

wishing to strengthen their academic and scholarly links and cooperation agree to enter MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT

Scope of the Agreement. The partners agree to undertake good faith efforts and discussion with the goal of establishing academic and scholarly cooperative projects that are of mutual interest to colleges, departments and students of each institution.

General Areas of Cooperation:

The institutions shall endeavor to cooperate in the following areas:

  1. Implementation of inclusive education policy and practices with the capacity to produce new educators with an understanding of and ability to effectively implement inclusive education practices.
  2. Development of an inclusive education teacher training curriculum for use at collaborating universities and for in-service training.  Coursework will be practical in nature, geared toward both special and general education staff, and focus on promising and evidenced-based inclusive education practices including: collaboration within multidisciplinary teams, differentiated instruction, progress monitoring, response to intervention, and universal design for learning, supporting student self-determination, and social inclusion.
  3. Provision of resource and information support of inclusion in preschool, school, vocational and university education, including content for Ukrainian Inclusive Education Website.

The partners agree that as an essential proposition to any cooperative endeavor, all participants in programs created pursuant to this Agreement will be selected with full respect for equal opportunity for all persons in accordance with the policies of each party and without regard to the race, sex, age, national origin or religious affiliation of participants or candidates for participation.