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Increasing the Quality of Special Education Services for Inclusive Education (IQSES)

Action /Activity:

Action II. Education
Activity II.I. Increasing the Quality of Education and Training

Title of the Operation:

Increasing the Quality of Special Education Services for Inclusive Education (IQSES)

Operation Number:


Implementation Period:

01.08.2019 – 31.12.2023

Operation Beneficiary:

Directorate General for Special Education and Guidance Services of the Ministry of National Education

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Interventions and Estimated Results:

The Operation consists of a 53-month service and an 18-month grant component.

The overall objective of the operation is to improve the quality of education and training. The specific objective of the operation is to ensure the integration of students with special education needs to the society by increasing the quality of special education services offered.

Within the scope of the service component, through 4 different Interventions; "Institutional Capacity Building", "Awareness Raising", "Scientific and Technical Studies" and “Coordination and Cooperation", it is aimed to provide trainings for MoNE staff regarding special education; to organise awareness-raising activities for families, school managers and local actors; to prepare an impact analysis in the field of special education and to increase cooperation and coordination with the NGOs. Service contract is being implemented in 12 pilot provinces; Ankara, Adana, Balıkesir, Bursa, Diyarbakır, Erzurum, İstanbul, İzmir, Kahramanmaraş, Konya, Samsun and Trabzon.

In the grant component; it is aimed to improve the quality of education for students with special education needs, to diversify the educational materials, to support competencies of mainstream and special education teachers via trainings and to raise awareness of families, students and teachers.

Current Situation:
(End of July 2023)

Service contract was signed on 25.06.2019 and commenced on 01.08.2019. The Opening Event was held on 17.12.2019. Also, Monthly Management and Steering Committee Meetings have been held.

Within the scope of the service component, by the end of July 2023:

• Training Need Analysis studies for In-Service Training Programmes have been completed, and teacher trainings for 5.000 teachers under 10 special education modules started in January 2022. Teacher trainings for 4.265 teachers have been completed. By the end of June 2023, 212 training sessions have been completed and trainings have reached 4.421 teachers. Remaining 38 training sessions are being planned to be completed by the end of November 2023.

• Planning and preparation of the material studies for STEM trainings, which will be held in 5 training modules, in which 700 BİLSEM teachers will take part, have been completed. STEM trainings for 234 BİLSEM teachers have been completed in Ankara, Erzurum, Bursa, Trabzon, and İzmir. It is planned to continue with the trainings in the new school year.

• Significant progress has been made in the Response to Intervention Model activity, which is planned as a supporting tool for inclusive education. In order to ensure the continuity of the “Response to Intervention” Model implemented in the pilot schools, trainings of trainers (ToTs) will be provided to the teachers in the relevant pilot schools in the new school year.

• Awareness-raising activities in 12 pilot provinces for families, NGOs, school and RAM managers are completed. 1.645 persons were reached via seminars.

• Impact assessment analysis research activity of the identification and placement system within the scope of 96 RAMs in 12 pilot provinces has been completed.

• Summit on Special Education and Experience Sharing Meeting was held between 21-22.06.2022 with 1.737 participants in Ankara.

• Finland Study Visit was carried out. It was planned to carry out the two remaining study visits in autumn 2023. Under the grant component, selection and award of projects have been completed and 43 projects from 26 different provinces with implementation periods ranging from 12 to 18 months started as of 01.11.2021. 42 projects are either ongoing or in reporting process.

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