Project Report

In the first and second chapters, the FRIEND-SHIP project report provides a brief overview of the state of research to date, as well as a definition and discussion of the concepts of social inclusion and social participation, and a brief description of the FRIEND-SHIP intervention program including its aims, the general principles underpinning its development and the sessions within the program. The third chapter concerns the evaluation results of the FRIEND-SHIP program consisting of five case studies from each participating country. The fourth chapter presents the participating teachers’ evaluations of the implemented program in terms of its appropriateness for the students’ age groups, easiness to implement and its overall efficacy. Finally, the concluding chapter summarizes the results from the case studies and teachers’ evaluations while offering recommendations for inclusive schooling in Europe.