The existing level of social competence of children with special needs from the teacher’s point of view

Author: Mitja Krajnčan
Author: Andreja Sinjur
Author: Tanja Kranjec
Year of publication: 2015
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Pages: 260-271
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PDF: tner/201502/tner20150222.pdf

The development of social competence is reflected in the individual’s potential for constructive cooperation and behavior in social situations, in the possibility of establishing interpersonal relationships and understanding different viewpoints and in the capability of to tolerance and compassion. The purpose of this research paper is to compare teachers’ opinions on attained social competence of pupils with special needs and other pupils. A questionnaire for teachers was adapted. Pupils with special needs were slightly better at accepting diversity and difference and demonstrated a higher level of politeness than other pupils.


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