Pacific Regional Inclusive Education Framework (PRIEF)

PRIEF was developed in recognition of the need to address the educational needs of learners at most risk of exclusion, noting that one group of learners who are frequently excluded are those with disability or special needs, while others may include those who are marginalized due to geographical location, socio-economic status, gender, ethnic minorities and other potentially marginalized groups. It focuses on five key priorities:

  1. Enabling policies & legislation for inclusive education;

  2. Raising awareness about inclusive education in schools and the wider community;

  3. Providing appropriate training and professional learning to enable leaders and teachers to implement effective inclusive practices;

  4. Strengthening partnerships between schools, parents and community members; and

  5. Developing best practice pedagogy and curriculum for inclusive practices and accessibility.