Start date:
May 2018
Completion date:
August 2018
Client:
Save the Children Japan in Mongolia
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Save the Children Japan in Mongolia, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports (MECSS) of Mongolia, received funding from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) to implement a three-year project (from March 2018 to March 2021) on ‘Promoting Inclusive Education Focusing on Every Last Child in Mongolia’ in Bayanzurkh, Chingeltei, Songinokhairkhan districts of Ulaanbaatar city, Khovd, and Uvurkhangai aimags, of Mongolia.  The project is to be implemented in eight regular schools and five lifelong education centers (LLECs) in the first year. The project will contribute to the increasing of access of out-of-school children to quality education and to the strengthening of ‘Basic social service’ through integrating the Inclusive Education system at regular schools.

The purpose of the needs assessment survey was to generate an understanding of the current situation of regular schools and LLECs in terms of the implementation of Inclusive Education; its practice and development with respect to CWSN at the district and aimag levels. Under this purpose, the following sub-objectives were conducted:

  • Reviewed the current situation of support for CWSN and the system for implementing Inclusive Education; in terms of teaching methods and evaluation system, required materials, and child-friendly spaces at regular schools in project-targeted areas.
  • Assessed the current situation of the learning environment - along with learning materials and skills of staff who work for CWSN - in the LLECs and the outreach programs to out-of-school children in project-targeted areas.
  • Analyzed the existing knowledge, capacity and understanding of teachers and school staff (on CWSN) at regular schools and LLECs.
  • Reviewed existing policies and practical activities in promoting the Inclusive Education system, development of CWSN, and outreach programs to out-of-school children.

The survey covered the total of 658 respondents as teachers, school managers, parents, khoroo and kindergartens’ specialists, aimag and district education division specialists and the MECSS, Institute of Education, Teacher’s Training Institute’s specialists of the relevant public authorities were interviewed. (Questionnaire-630 KII-43, In-depth interviews-4, and Case study-10)

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