Czech Republic

Masaryk University is the second largest university in the Czech Republic. University was founded in 1919 in

Brno. The Institute for Research in Inclusive Education is part of Faculty of Education at the Masaryk University.

The Institute for Research in Inclusive Education focuses on research of wide variety of aspects of inclusion in education as well as social inclusion.

The main research areas are: inclusion in primary and secondary education, social inclusion and participation of persons with SEND.

The multidisciplinary team of the institute is composed of professional from the fields of special education, early intervention, adult education, sociology, psychology and ophthalmology. This gives us the opportunity to look at scientific problems and research from different perspectives.

Research methodology is strongly supported by the team members with past experience in social science research.

Quantitative research methodology is developed through team members with background in mathematics and continuing methodological education of all team members.

We participate on international projects f.x. :

  • Support of Art Work of People with Disabilities in an Art Studio (Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic; 49-12788/2015-ZPO/ORNK; 2016)
  • Developing programs of Access of Disadvantaged groups of People and Regions to higher Education (DARE) (Erasmus+; 2015-2951/001-001; 2015 – 2018
  • SEN Employment Links: Working with Employers and Trainers to Support Young People with Special Educational Needs/Disability into Employment (Erasmus+; 2015-1-UK01-KA202-013651; 2015-2017)
  • Active Citizenship and Decent Work (Erasmus+; 2015-1-ES01-KA204-016067; 2015-2017)
  • Integration through Education. Innovative methods of family assistantship as a tool of the equlization of opportunities of families at risk of social exclusion (Erasmus+; 2015-1-PL01-KA204-016407; 2015-2018)
  • Child welfare discourses and practices in the Czech lands: the segregation of Roma and disabled children during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (Czech Science Foundation; GA15-10625S; 2015-2017)