Empathic Sensitivity of Children with Special Educational Needs in Inclusive Learning Environment in Poland

Author: Krystyna Barłóg
Institution: University of Rzeszów
Year of publication: 2018
Source: Show
Pages: 273-282
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2018.53.3.23
PDF: tner/201803/tner5323.pdf

Empathic sensitivity or empathy is the basis for human interactions and communication, proper interpersonal relationships. As a process and phenomenon, it is particularly important in education and social and emotional functioning. The research, which has already been conducted, was focused on the development of empathic sensitivity of children and young, able-bodied people. The reform of education in Poland implemented in 1989 enabled students with special educational needs to access education in mainstream schools. Preliminary studies in this field are an attempt to show the empathic sensitivity of children with special educational needs who are learning together with healthy, non-disabled friends – their peers in mass education, which is inclusive. The aim of this paper is to present the research outcomes concerning inclusive education in the Podkarpackie Province, Poland.

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