Pre-school special education practices in European Union Countries and Turkey

AKÇAMETE A. G. , Kayhan N., ŞEN M.

4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.1510-1516 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.05.331
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.1510-1516


Pre-school period is the first stage to gain experience in terms of various learning environments. This period which can serve as a springboard for future accomplishments is very important for every child, and therefore, should provide equal opportunities for every individual. This descriptive study aims to identify the existing situation by comparatively looking into variables such as the age student with disabilities start preschool, educational model, support provided to families and support personnel. In most of the European Union countries, during preschool years, mainstreaming, inclusion or segregated education model is used. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Dr. Huseyin Uzunboylu