DOI: 10.2478/jped-2023-0010 ISSN: 1338-1563

Carers as mentors in inclusion: The case of Cyprus

Constantia Adamos Charalampous
  • Education


Despite the progress in education in recent years, the marginalization of students identified as having special educational needs (SEN) persists. Students characterized as having SEN is one of the factors that could change the status quo and lead to greater inclusion. The current research project adopted a mixed methodology to investigate this possibility. The research was conducted in five secondary schools in Cyprus, and 138 people participated. As the research is now complete, we can conclude that carers of students characterized as having SEN can act as mentors of both SEN children and non-SEN childrens

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