Inclusive Education Strategies: A Toolkit for Armenia

Renata Ticha, Brian H Abery, Christopher J Johnstone, Alvard Poghosyan, Paula Frederica Hunt
Connie J Burkhart


This toolkit was designed by faculty and staff from the University of Minnesota and Armenian State Pedagogical University (ASPU) in the Republic of Armenia to help educators to include students with disabilities in regular classrooms, schools, and after-school activities. The toolkit includes:

Funded by UNICEF Armenia, the faculty and staff from the University of Minnesota and ASPU developed these inclusive education materials to be relevant to both U.S. and Armenian contexts. Each chapter in the textbook, for example, was co-authored by U.S. and Armenian authors to ensure the inclusive strategies could be implemented meaningfully in the Armenian education system. Significantly, the textbook is the first inclusive education resource in the Armenian language and co-authored by Armenian academics and educators working in the field. The film, Education for Every Child: Armenia's Path to Inclusion, highlights some of the milestones toward inclusive education in Armenia. All materials are available in both English and Armenian.


Resource Guide 
Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota
Armenian State Pedagogical University
Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota
Armenian State Pedagogical University
UNICEF Armenia


  • Education practices (K12 and transition)
    • Inclusive education
    • Family engagement
    • Assistive/adaptive technology
    • Inclusive service learning
    • Instructional strategies
    • Literacy
    • Student learning strategies
    • Transition planning
    • IEP development
    • Accommodations and supports
  • Community life
    • Assistive/adaptive technology
    • Friendships and social relationships
    • Parenting and family relationships
    • Self-advocacy and self-determination
    • Social inclusion
  • Specific life stage
    • Early childhood
    • Children
    • Adolescents and young adults
  • Culture and diversity
    • International initiatives
  • Early education and development
    • Early social/emotional development
    • Early childhood education
    • Family engagement
  • Educational accountability and assessment
    • Progress monitoring
    • Assessment of individuals
    • Students with Disabilities
    • Universal Design
  • Specific disability
    • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
    • Emotional/behavioral disorder (EBD)
    • Hearing and/or vision loss
    • Intellectual/developmental disability (IDD)
    • Learning disabilities
    • Multiple disabilities
    • Other health impairment
    • Physical disability
  • International initiatives
    • Inclusive education
    • Assessment
    • Disability advocacy