On the Issue of Assessing the Inclusive Process in an Educational Organization: a Pilot Study



The orientation adopted by the world community towards the development of inclusive education requires the development of effective approaches to the assessment and development of inclusion that focus on national and regional specifics. The article presents the results of a pilot study of indicators of the state of the inclusive process by interviewing experts with subsequent content analysis. The possibility of applying an activity-based approach to creating an educational environment (V.V. Rubtsov, I.M. Ulanovskaya and others) as the basis for the implementation of inclusion in an educational organization is being investigated; indicators are proposed for assessing its inclusiveness on the basis of the activity approach with the addition of their value-based approach to assessing the educational environment (S.L. Bratchenko). The answers of the experts correspond to the prevailing understanding of inclusion in Russia (inclusion of persons with disabilities), and experts give priority to indicators of adaptation of individuals, rather than to the results of their mastering the program. The conclusion is drawn about the productivity of the activity approach to the development of inclusion in the educational organization and the compliance of the criteria developed for the inclusion of the educational environment based on the activity approach with the main domestic and foreign scientific developments on this issue.

General Information

Keywords: inclusive education, educational organization, inclusive process, indicators of the state of the inclusive process, activity approach, humanitarian expertise

Journal rubric: Psychology of Education

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psyedu.2019110410

Funding. This work was supported by Moscow State University of Psychology and Education.

Acknowledgements. The authors are grateful for assistance in data collection Alexeyeva M.N.

For citation: Alekhina S.V., Mel’nik Y.V., Samsonova E.V., Shemanov A.Yu. On the Issue of Assessing the Inclusive Process in an Educational Organization: a Pilot Study [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psychological-Educational Studies, 2019. Vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 121–132. DOI: 10.17759/psyedu.2019110410. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Svetlana V. Alekhina, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Chief of the Federal Center for the Development of Inclusive General and Additional Education, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9374-5639, e-mail: ipio.mgppu@gmail.com

Yulia V. Mel’nik, PhD in Education, Senior Researcher of Scientific and Methodological Center of the Institute of Inclusive Education Problems, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5851-3226, e-mail: melnik_stav@mail.ru

Elena V. Samsonova, PhD in Psychology, Leading Researcher of the Federal Center for the Development of Inclusive General and Additional Education, head of the master's program "Tutor support in inclusive education", Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8961-1438, e-mail: samsonovaev@mgppu.ru

Alexey Y. Shemanov, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor of the Department of Special Psychology and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Clinical and Special Psychology, Leading Researcher, Scientific Laboratory of the Federal Center for the Development of Inclusive General and Additional Education, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3925-3534, e-mail: shemanovayu@mgppu.ru



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