Review of inclusive education implementation to be led by University of Ottawa professors

The provincial government says two professors from the University of Ottawa will lead an evaluation into the implementation of inclusive education in Nova Scotia.

Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development Zach Churchill says, "We are committed to improving inclusive education in Nova Scotia and we want to ensure our investments and improvements are making a difference for students."

Jessica Whitley, associate professor of inclusive education, and visiting professor Andy Hargreaves, a research professor in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, will lead the development and implementation of the evaluation.

They will work with Education and Early Childhood Education staff, Regional Centres for Education and the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP), and will consult with teachers, inclusive education staff, families, and students.

Government says the three-year contract with the University of Ottawa team will cost $457,908, adding that the evaluators will begin their work immediately.