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Research project

Inclusive Education in the former Soviet Union

Project overview

This project, based at the International Laboratory for Social and Cultural Integration at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow, explores experiences of, and attitudes towards, inclusive education in post-Soviet countries. Inclusive education policies have been pursued in a range of post-Soviet countries as they attempted to shift towards more child-centred approaches to disability. The project designed survey research that was carried out in Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine. The sample involved a range of geographical locations in each country, and respondents came from educational institutions, parent associations, and non-profit organisations. In each school included in the sample, a continuous survey was conducted of teachers and parents of children studying in inclusive classes.


Lead researcher

Dr Charlie Walker MA, MSocSci, PhD

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Postsocialism
  • Masculinities
  • Care leavers