Special Needs and Reforms

Understand what kind of assistance is available for children with special needs and the proposed reforms within the Italian school system...

Special needs education

Italy has had an inclusive education policy since the 1970s and disabled children are educated in mainstream schools. Additional support is provided to mainstream schools in the form of special-needs teachers and reduced class size.

Italian education reforms

Currently, the Italian education system is undergoing major reforms. Fundamental changes will include a decentralisation of administration responsibilities and increased autonomy in the schools. The aim is to improve learning in schools and to respond to changing economic and social demands.

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