Feasibility of Inclusive Education in Greece: Current Challenges, Difficulties, and Opportunities

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Constantinos N. Mantzikos Christina S. Lappa

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Statements made by major governmental and non-governmental bodies and organizations (UNESCO, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNDP, and the World Bank), members of various governments, and during significant historical conferences (Dakar, 2000, Amman, 1996, and Jomtien, 1990) emphasized the importance of ‘Education for All’. This is a message that reflects the spirit and philosophy of inclusive education, an education free of discrimination, barriers, limitations, and stigmatization; an education guided by respect, acceptance, solidarity, and understanding. The aim of this article is to introduce the concept of Inclusive Education, and to emphasize the significance of educational transformations and modifications to be made in order to promote and implement inclusive education in schools. In addition, the barriers and advantages/benefits are discussed, and inclusive policies and practices that contribute to the creation of a more democratic school are presented. According to the analysis of this topic, many important actions must be taken in order to achieve inclusive education in each school in Greece.

Keywords: inclusive education, disability, barriers, advantages/benefits, inclusive policies and practices, Greece

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MANTZIKOS, Constantinos N.; LAPPA, Christina S.. Feasibility of Inclusive Education in Greece: Current Challenges, Difficulties, and Opportunities. Medical Research Archives, [S.l.], v. 11, n. 2, feb. 2023. ISSN 2375-1924. Available at: <https://esmed.org/MRA/mra/article/view/3561>. Date accessed: 03 mar. 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.18103/mra.v11i2.3561.
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