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Inclusive education for visually impaired children

 Project manager - Sergiy Vasin (NGO «Rearesurs»)

April-November 2014

The goal of the project - to organize the resource center to support visually impaired children and provide information and consultation for their parents and teachers.


  • to collect information about the problems visually impaired children face at mainstream schools

  • to study the normative documents on the problem

  • to collect the information and experience (success stories) of NGO that works with visually impaired children

  • to define the main type of consultancy the Resource center will be ably provide

  • to print information booklets and literature by Braille type

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Development and technical support of the web portal «Inclusive education in Ukraine»

Project manager — Volodymyr Ivanov (NGO Center for Business Technologies Development)

The goal of the project — to support further development of inclusive education in Ukraine through partnership and Internet technologies



  • to support and develop Internet portal and social network «Inclusive education in Ukraine»- a platform where all interested people can receive or post information about inclusive education, rehabilitation, employment, professional and legal consultations (·       
  • to  promote of inclusive education in Ukraine through strengthening of existed partnerships and developing the new ones      
  •  to share successes stories in Inclusive education practice in Ukrain



Education policy and strategies: new format

Project manager- Georgiy Kasianov

The goal of the project - to create organizational, infrastructural and institutional preconditions for policy analysis embedding into Ukrainian education


  • to organize the analytical and expert center activity (on the base of Institute for Education Development) and consolidate the expert's centers and NGOs
  • to develop and organize the trainings fro experts on Policy brief and Policy paper writing
  • to develop and approbate the case methodology "The Institutional analysis of education reform prospects in Ukraine"
  • to develop analitical report "Education Reform Prospects in Ukraine: Institutional Analysis"
  • to organize seminar "Education Policy in Ukraine: the "Third Sector" Opportunities"

Strategy Advisory Group in Education: Reform Road Map

The President and government of Ukraine together with the International Renaissance Foundation (IRF) have set up Strategic Advisory Groups (SAG). This joint initiative of the country’s leadership and IRF founder George Soros is aimed at attracting highly skilled Ukrainian and international experts to consult the government on strategic approaches to reform, optimal use of international assistance, consolidation of donor policies to assist reforms in Ukraine, and addressing current issues.

The goal of the Strategy Advisory Group (Education) is to develop the Road map of reforms in Education.

Project manager - Georgiy Kasianov

Project coordinator - Olena Zaplotynska

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Consolidating Expertise, Disseminating Experience: The ReSET Best Practices in Ukraine and Beyond

The goal of the project is to consolidate expertise of the Regional Seminar of Excellence in Teaching at the Universities of the region

Time frame: January 2014 - November 2014

The following events were organized::

In Kyiv – two days seminar ‘Magistra vitae? History by Request. Use and Misuse of History Curriculum in the Post-Soviet Countries’ (was orhanized in June- July 2014 in Kyiv). The presentations included: 

  •  the results of the project, originated in one of ReSET sessions: ‘Image of Ukraine in Russian Historical Discourse, 1990s – 2000s’·        
  •  analysis of the Historical-Cultural Standard – a new curriculum standard elaborated in Russia according to the Putin’s decree       
  •  analysis of the history curricula/standards from post-Soviet and post-Communist state

In Kharkiv: two day seminar ‘Lieux de (Non)Mémoire: Memory, Forgetting and History Mapping in the Post-Communist World’ was organized in Kharkiv, in April 2014. The seminar was devoted to different representations of the politics of memory with special emphasis on the sites of memory. The seminar also became a venue for presentations of the preliminary results of several international projects undertaken by ReSET alumni (I. Sklokina – A. Lastouski – R. Khandozhko on Soviet politics of memory in Grodno, Kharkiv and Rostov, A. Felcher on the memory of vanished ethnic groups in the East-European cities).

In Yerevan: two days seminar was organized in September, 2014: ‘National Narrative, Academic Research and the Politics of Memory: Use and Misuse of History in the Post-Communist Space’ The event will be devoted to the problems of the dominance of the national narratives in the post-Communist states and to the attempts to go beyond standard master-narrative in research and teaching. Participants presented their findings/publications that confront their ‘native’ dominant master-narrative schemes reflected in research and curricula.

In Moscow: two days seminar and follow up workshop: ‘Teaching Controversial Topics of History of the 20th Century. Soviet History Explained and Interpreted’ was planned for November 2014.

The seminar in Moscow was cancelled due to the deterioration of Ukraine-Russia relations.


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