Inclusive education as a system of general and universal human values

Yosif Nunev

Pedagogical Colleague – Pleven


Abstract: The study is a modest attempt to shed some light on the specificities of inclusive education as а relatively new educational policy in the system of Bulgarian education.  Objectively, key concepts such as “inclusion”, “inclusion in education” and “inclusive education” are dealt with in order to elucidate their etymology and their relationship with the values of the educational system. The philosophy of inclusive education is seen as a complete system of values that build on the idea of a continuous process of awareness, acceptance, and support for the individuality of each child or student, but it is also targeted at all children and students in an educational institution, their strengths or weaknesses to become part of a specific educational community. The Index for Inclusion is analyzed as the most practical achievement in the methodology of institutional processes management and attention is paid to the main role of a pedagogical specialist in the process of implementation and validation of the priorities of inclusive education.

Keywords: inclusion, inclusion in education, inclusive education, Index for Inclusion, values.

Rhetoric and Communications E-journal, Issue 36, September 2018,,, ISSN 1314-4464

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