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Southern Federal University as a Center for the Development of Inclusive Education in the Region
Goryunova L.V., PhD in Pedagogics, Professor, Head of the Department of Inclusive Education and Social Pedagogical Rehabilitation of the Academy of Psychology and Pedagogy, Southern Federal University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Guterman L.A., PhD in Biology, Assistant Professor, Department of Inclusive Education and Social-pedagogical Rehabilitation of the Academy of Psychology and Pedagogy, Director of the Center for Inclusive Education, Southern Federal University, email@example.com
Kirik V.A., PhD in Sociology, Director of the Academy of Psychology and Pedagogy, Southern Federal University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Romashevskaya E.S., Senior Lecturer, Department of Inclusive Education and Socialpedagogical Rehabilitation of the Academy of Psychology and Pedagogy, Research Fellow, Center for Inclusive Education, Southern Federal University, email@example.com
The article provides an overview of best practices for inclusive education in higher educational institutions of the country, in terms of assessing its role in the development of inclusion in the regions. Cluster approach is proposed as the main approach to the development of regional inclusive education. The article describes the experience of organizing inclusive education in the Southern Federal University as a basic educational institution of higher education and as a cluster- forming educational organization that provides learning environment for persons with disabilities at all levels of education. The article also reveals the purpose and objectives of the university in the organization and implementation of quality inclusive education as a key development strategy. We analyze the actual state of inclusive education system at the university, which allows us to identify and describe the main activities of the Southern Federal University that ensure the establishment and development of inclusive education system both within the university and in the Rostov region in general. This also provides the opportunity to describe the current experience that may be incorporated in other institutions of higher education thus ensuring the effectiveness of formation of inclusive education system.