Moving toward an inclusive education system: Lessons from the U.S. and their potential application in the Czech Republic and other Central and Eastern European countries

Author(s)
Brian H Abery, Renata Ticha, Laurie L Kincade MA

Moving toward an inclusive education system: Lessons from the U.S. and their potential application in the Czech Republic and other Central and Eastern European countries

Description

In this article, we present the historical and current developments of inclusive education (IE) in the U.S. in the context of recent changes toward a more inclusive approach to education (IE) in the Czech Republic. We highlight the lessons learned with respect to the implementation of IE practices in U.S. schools as a means to uphold the right to education for all. Research findings of the impact of IE on the academic and social outcomes of children and youth with disabilities, from other diverse backgrounds and for students without disabilities are summarized. The goal of this article is to inspire educators and scholars in the Czech Republic and other countries in Central and Eastern Europe to utilize the presented information on IE research and implementation practices in their local educational contexts, taking into account both the local context and current needs. 

Suggested Citation

Abery, B., Ticha, R., & Kincade, L. (2017). Moving toward an inclusive education system: Lessons from the U.S. and their potential application in the Czech Republic and other Central and Eastern European countries. Sociální Pedagogika/Social Education, 5(1), 48–62. https://doi.org/10.7441/soced.2017.05.01.03

Details

Date
2017-04-27 
Type
Peer-reviewed article 
Edition
Volume 5, Number 1
Contact
Brian H Abery abery001@umn.edu or +1 612-625-5592
Publisher
Institute on Community Integration