Issue 2/2018, 110. Volume Page 124–138
“My Teachers Like Me” – Social Integration of Children with Special Educational Needs in Inclusive Classes
Findings from the Pilot Project “Inclusive Primary Schools” in the German State of Brandenburg
Brandenburg started the pilot project “Inclusive Primary Schools” (PING) in the school year 2012/2013. 35 of these pilot primary schools were scientifically supported (cp. Spörer, Schründer-Lenzen, Vock & Maaz, 2015). In this article we report findings on the social self-concept, how children experience the class climate, and how they feel accepted by their teachers. The study examined 1,435 children in 61 inclusive 2ndgrade classes. There are no consistent disadvantages regarding self-concept and experienced class climate for children with special educational needs, but they feel less accepted by their teachers.
inclusion, primary school, social integration, special educational needs, inclusive education