One of development determinants in case of a scientific discipline is continuous determination of its identity, its status and the role it should play to serve humanity. At the times of present deep social changes, especially in the education of people with disabilities, which take place in Poland it seems to be especially crucial to consider the tasks, functions and perspectives of modern special education. The leading topic of the study is inclusive education in the opinions of teachers of kindergartens and public schools. The study attempted to examine the current opinion of 100 teachers about inclusive education in Polish conditions. The aim of the research was to establish the knowledge of theoretical, legal and historical assumptions of inclusive education. The method of diagnostic survey and auditory technique of the survey were used. Article it indicates the need to conduct deeper scientific analyses with reference to the presented content. The results of the research encourage reflection on the deliberate spreading of the idea of inclusion education. Key words: inclusive education, opinions, teachers, kindergartens, public schools
Marzena Dycht – Associate Professor at the Faculty of Pedagogical Sciences of University Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński in Warsaw, PhD with “habilitation” in social sciences. Vision teacher. Author of 4 scientific publications and many polish and foreign articles in the field of special and detailed pedagogy of its sub-discipline – education of people with visual impairments. Scientific interests: • Education, vision rehabilitation for people with low vision, comprehensive support for blind and visually impaired children • Equalizing the educational opportunities of pupils with sight dysfunction – inclusive and special education • Louis Braille point system – integral and abbreviated entries, foreign systems • The identity of contemporary special pedagogy.