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Impacts of Inclusive Education Reforms in the Czech Republic

Release year: 2017
Organization: Open Society Fund Prague
Program: Education and youth
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IN SEPTEMBER 2016 CZECH ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS began implementing new support measures for children with special educational needs (SEN) in mainstream classes, as required by the reform of the Education Act introduced the previous year (82/2015). The reform allows for a two-year transition period to introduce the new measures, which include the provision of additional teaching assistants to support children with special needs. In order to assess the impact of these reforms after their first year, the Open Society Fund Prague joined the Czech Society for Inclusive Education and the Czech and Moravian Trade Union of Workers in Education in commissioning a survey of the views of a representative sample of elementary school teachers and head-teachers.