Special Needs and Inclusive Education

The term remedial education („Heilpädagogik“), introduced bei Georgens and Deinhardt in the 19th century, is related to the objective of a common education for all children including those with disabilities. Inclusive education welcomes human diversity and aims to foster educational processes in heterogenous groups. Participation of people with disabilities, learning difficulties, and disadvantages in all areas of life is a main target of current research in inclusive education.

The Research Unit Special Needs and Inclusive Education focuses on basic research concerning international and comparative special needs education, inclusive education, as well as vocational and societal participation of students with disabilities, social and cultural disadvantages, and exceptional capabilities.