Miriam VockAnna GronostajJulia KretschmannAndrea Westphal

“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

Shortlink: https://www.waxmann.com/artikelART102471
.doi: https://doi.org/10.31244/dds.2018.02.03

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Abstract

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.

Keywords
inclusion, primary school, social integration, special educational needs, inclusive education

APA citation
Gronostaj, A., Kretschmann, J., Vock, M. & Westphal, A. (2018). „Meine Lehrer mögen mich“ – Soziale Integration von Kindern mit sonderpädagogischem Förderbedarf im gemeinsamen Unterricht in der Grundschule: Befunde aus dem Pilotprojekt „Inklusive Grundschule“ im Land Brandenburg. DDS – Die Deutsche Schule, 110 (2), 124-138. doi:10.31244/dds.2018.02.03