Special Educational Support for University Students in the Czech Republic

Authors

  • Zdenka Šándorová The University of Pardubice

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24234/se.2021.4.2.270

Keywords:

special education, support, special education in university, students with special educational needs, labour market

Abstract

The education of school children and university students with special educational needs is enabled mainly due to the creation of an inclusive educational environment. In the Czech Republic, inclusive educational environment support is being carried out from an early age within the framework of social services. Within this scope, this analytical paper describes the inclusive environment of the university and the disability support services provided. At the same time, the article focuses mainly on the issues of the inclusive environment within university education and describes the situation at the University of Pardubice in the Czech Republic.

Results of the situation analyses are showing that providing the students with special educational needs with access to university studies leads to an equality of their educational opportunities

Author Biography

Zdenka Šándorová, The University of Pardubice

PhD, Senior Lecturer

The University of Pardubice, Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Department of Education, Czech Republic

References

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Directive no. 7/2014. Guidelines for Support and Creating Equal Conditions during the Entrance Procedure and the Study of the Individuals with Special Educational Needs at the University of Pardubice.

Directive no. 3/2013. Support for the Applicants and Students with the Special Needs at the University of Pardubice.

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Project The University of Pardubice and the Campus without Barriers. Education for Competitiveness Operational Programme (OPVK- IP – Area of Support 2.2).

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Published

2021-08-23

How to Cite

Šándorová, Z. (2021). Special Educational Support for University Students in the Czech Republic. Armenian Journal of Special Education, 4(2), 122-131. https://doi.org/10.24234/se.2021.4.2.270

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