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Special education


Special education covers children and youth with disabilities, socially maladjusted and at risk of social maladjustment, requiring special organisation of teaching and working methods.

Special education may be conducted within the school system or in the form of individualised instruction in special nursery schools and schools or in mainstream schools in which special, integration and mainstream sections are established, as well as in special education and care centres, other educational establishments or healthcare institutions (including health resorts).

  • Act of 7 September 1991 on the Education System
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 2024 r. poz. 750, z późn. zm.)

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