Access to quality education for children with special educational needs
This policy memo provides an overview of the policy and practice of EU Member States in offering children with special educational needs (SEN) access to education. It sets out the policy framework, the main approaches taken by Member States, and identifies five key challenges for policy-makers and practitioners. While acknowledging there are significant gaps in the evidence base, we also seek to highlight examples of practices from across the EU. Access to quality schooling remains a central concern for many parents of children with SEN and the options available differ widely across Member... States. According to a report prepared for the European Commission by the Network of Experts in Social Sciences of Education and training (NESSE), children with SEN are less likely to obtain high-level academic qualifications, and thus face greater difficulties entering and remaining in the labour market.