Coactivity: Philology, Educology / Santalka: Filologija, Edukologija, Vol 23, No 1 (2015)

Inclusive Education: The Parents’ Concerns and Expectations

Vilija Grincevičienė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)
Alicja Szerląg (University of Wroclaw, Poland)
Krystyna Dziubacka (University of Wroclaw, Poland)
Vilija Targamadzė (Vilnius University, Lithuania)


The article revealed the opinions of the pupils’ parents about where should their children’s peers with minor mental disorders and/or physical disabilities learn and develop. Based uponthe results of studies conducted in 2002 and 2012 it becomes clear that the changes of education reality had impact also to the parents’ of pupils approach to integrated education: former vision of inclusive education became a reality. Respondents agree that their children may attend general education school together with their disabled peers. At the beginning of the year 2002 half of the respondents said that children with disabilities may learn in common classes. This is the model of natural integration. The study repeated after ten years revealed that the opinionsof the parents apparently had changed: 52 percent of respondents indicated that children with disabilities should learn in separate classes.

Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2015-06-22

Keyword(s): inclusive education; general education school; children with disabilities; opinons of pupils parents.

DOI: 10.3846/cpe.2015.269

Full Text: PDF pdf

Coactivity: Philology, Educology / Santalka: Filologija, Edukologija ISSN 2351-714X, eISSN 2335-7711
This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 License.