On the 17th of September 2013 - on the basis of State Institution “SouthUkrainian National Pedagogical University named after K. D. Ushynsky” a round table “Practical experience of European countries as to the realization of inclusive education” was held. The officials of Odessa region higher educational establishments and their assistants, the students of South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University named after K. D. Ushynsky studying for Master Degree on the programme “Management of Educational establishment” took part in the work of a round table.


During the work of a round table the questions connected with the problem of best European practice of inclusive education implementation in Ukraine were being discussing. It was highlighted that in all outlined types of integration (excluding complete integration) in any educational establishment a special department with its staff of educators should be installed. The specialists referring to the experience of Italy, Sweden, Spain, Germany and other European countries approve the reasonability of such departments opening.

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The problems of in-service EFL teacher training for the teachers working in schools of inclusive type were discussed. The insufficient scientific-methodological maintenance of in-service training programmes, a little amount of educational time meant for practice and training were pointed out.

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As to the results of a round table the decision on conducting a five-day seminar for the teachers of Odessa schools was made. In the work of this seminar such scholars as A. Ananiev, M. Barban, O. Sakalyuk, M. Torgan, A. Chebykin, N. Chernenko and others, such practitioners as: M. Berezina, N. Romanenko, N. Phylatova and others, such international experts as: S. Caisin, T. Moroz, I. Raku and others – the participants of the Tempus project INOVEST “Eastern partnership in pedagogical innovations in inclusive education” will take part as coaches.