State of Inclusion in the Russian Federation
According to statistics, there are over 2 Million children in Russia with disabilities (8% of the children population) at present. About 700.000 children among them are children with physical disabilities. Every year the number of this category of children is growing. The legislation of the Russian Federation foresees, according to the international rules, guarantees of equal rights to education for people with disabilities and people with physical disabilities.
In Russia three different approaches to education of children with special educational demands are being implemented at the present moment:
1. Differentiated education of children with speech disorders, hearing or visual impairments, disorder of the locomotor system, intellectual disabilities or mental disorders in special institutions of I-VIII types.
2. Integrative education for children in special classes (groups) in institutions of general education.
3. Inclusive education, when children with special educational needs are learning in a classroom with other common children.
According to the statistics provided by the government, the number of schools in which barrier-free environment for pupils with disabilities will be created, will grow more than eight-fold in the next five years– from 1.200 to 10.000.
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