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Akademická úspešnost vysokoškolských studentů se specifickými vzdělávacími potřebami
Academic achievement of university students with special educational needs

Author(s): Eva Sedláková
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, Adult Education, Inclusive Education / Inclusion
Published by: Vydavateľstvo Prešovskej univerzity v Prešove
Keywords: university; academic achievement; intact students; special educational needs;

Summary/Abstract: This study discusses the academic achievement of university students in the context of special educational needs. Currently, our society is focused on inclusion, which means that the number of students who want to study at university should increase, so it is desirable and beneficial to see if the achievement of students with specific educational needs differs from the intact population significantly. The research examines whether there is a significant difference in academic achievement between students with special educational needs and intact students. We also want to introduce barriers for each group of students with special educational needs and point out the potential threat to the group depending on the type of disorder or disability. The research was attended by 741students from Palacky University in Olomouc (726 intact students and 17 with special educational needs). The results show that there is a link between academic achievement and specific educational needs. The difference is found in the overall score and in the scale of social adaptation (intact students have higher academic achievement). A student with speech disorders has a lower average in the range of study performance and together with students with attention deficit and visual impairment in the scale of social adaptation.

  • Issue Year: 9/2020
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 128-137
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Czech