Delegation of the German Association for Special Education visits UNN
18 April 2017
On April 12, a delegation of the German Association for Special Education came to Lobachevsky University. The delegation comprised Marianne Schardt, Federal Manager of the German Association for Special Education, Stephan Prändl, School Principal of the Heinrich Brügger Special School, David Scheer, Research Fellow of the Paderborn University, and Irina Pfeifer, Deputy Director of the German-Russian Society of Essen. In the course of the visit, workshops on the main approaches to the system of inclusive education in universities were held in Nizhni Novgorod and Arzamas. Also during their visit, the members of the German Association for Special Education held a working meeting at the UNN with representatives of correctional schools, non-profit organizations working with disabled people, and faculty members of Lobachevsky University. At this meeting, German colleagues presented a joint project of the German Association for Special Education, Lobachevsky University and the NGO "Equal Opportunities" aimed at training qualified personnel that higher education institutions and other educational institutions need for creating an inclusive environment during the educational process.