Global Resource Center for Inclusive Education (GRC)


Collaborates with national education agencies, non-governmental organizations, and universities around the world in the systemic improvement of education programs, practices, and policies that impact children, youth, and adults who may be excluded or underserved in educational systems. The center is part of the College of Education and Human Development's international initiatives.

Brian H Abery, Renata Ticha
Renata Ticha
Past funder
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - Oman
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States - India Educational Foundation, Eurasia Foundation, UNICEF Armenia
Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
CARE International
Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Education
University of Sydney [Australia]
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - Oman
Aalborg University [Denmark]
World Savvy
Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University [Russian Federation]
Avinashilingam University [India]
Coimbatore School District [India]
Liceo de Poas
Rotary Club of White Bear Lake
UNICEF Armenia
Armenian State Pedagogical University


Matthew J Schuelka :: Researcher, Institute on Community Integration


Brian H Abery :: Research Manager 3

Christopher J Johnstone :: Assistant Professor, Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development

Thomas Engsig :: Assistant Professor and PhD Fellow (Visiting Scholar)


Sarah L Curtner :: Graphic and Multimedia Designer

Shawn C Lawler :: Web UI Developer

Renata Ticha :: Research Associate

Jerry W Smith :: Marketing and Business Development Manager

Partner staff

Premavathy Vijayan :: Dean, Faculty of Education & H.O.D of Special Education

G. Victoria Naomi :: Professor of Special Education

Partner staff

Partner staff

Susan O'Connor :: Associate Professor

Roger Stancliffe :: Professor of Intellectual Disability


Education for Every Child: Armenia's Path to Inclusion

Documentary film, 28 minutes in length, exploring the work of University of Minnesota researchers collaborating with UNICEF-Armenia and Armenian State Pedagogical University in developing fully…

Published: 2018

Inclusive Education Strategies: A Textbook [Armenian version]

This is the first textbook on inclusive education in the Armenian language that was co-authored by Armenian educators. It   is a resource for implementing inclusive education practices in Armenia.…

Published: 2020

Global Resource Center for Inclusive Education (GRC) Website

A website presenting the center's efforts to assist non-governmental organizations, international development organizations, and national education agencies in the systemic improvement of education...

Published: 2008


  • Community life
    • Civil rights
      • Self-advocacy and self-determination
        • Social inclusion
        • Culture and diversity
          • Cultural competence
            • International initiatives
            • Early education and development
              • Family engagement
              • Education practices (K12 and transition)
                • Academic standards
                  • Accommodations and supports
                    • Assistive/adaptive technology
                      • Inclusive education
                        • Inclusive service learning
                          • Instructional strategies
                            • Literacy
                              • Paraprofessional and teacher development
                                • Student learning strategies
                                • Educational accountability and assessment
                                  • Accountability
                                    • Assessment of individuals
                                      • Assessment Reporting
                                        • Evaluation of education programs
                                          • Instruction
                                            • Intellectual/Cognitive Disability
                                              • Learning disabilities
                                                • Policy
                                                  • Progress monitoring
                                                    • Quality outcomes
                                                      • Students with Disabilities
                                                        • Teacher Evaluation
                                                          • Technology-based Assessments
                                                            • Universal Design
                                                            • International initiatives
                                                              • Disability advocacy
                                                                • Inclusive education
                                                                • Specific disability
                                                                  • Intellectual/developmental disability (IDD)
                                                                  • Specific life stage
                                                                    • Adolescents and young adults
                                                                      • Children


                                                                      • Dissemination
                                                                        • Research
                                                                          • Technical assistance
                                                                            • Training and professional development