Voice into Action: Promoting learner and family participation in educational decision-making

VIA_synthesis report
An inclusive education system cannot be realised unless all stakeholders are actively involved in its development. A major step to ensure this is to safeguard children’s and families’ right to participation and start designing policies with them, not just for them. The Agency’s Voices into Action (VIA) activity explores effective ways of including the voices of learners and families in decision-making.

This report provides a summary of the VIA activities, including a literature review, an analysis of previous Agency work, and relevant country examples. The report is addressed to policy-makers from Agency member countries’ ministries of education and other national stakeholders who work with learners and families.
European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education
Learners' voice, inclusive education policies, educational policies
Marginalized & Vulnerable group:
All, Indigenous & Minorities, Refugees & Migrants, Socially & Economically excluded groups, Persons with disability
System wide approach, Curriculum, Gender inequalities, ICTs, Inclusive Pedagogy & Practices, Language of Instruction, Physical Learning Environment, Educational Staff Professional Development, Violence & Bullying
Level of Education:
Across the education sector
Type of Resources:
Research & Policy Papers
Europe & North America
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