Inclusion is one of today’s hottest topics. The aim is put an end to the exclusion of special-needs pupils from mainstream education. Under the terms of the UN Disability Rights Convention, inclusion is a basic human right. 153 countries, including Germany, have already signed this convention. On the one hand, the inclusion goals have been clearly formulated. On the other hand, implementing inclusion puts great pressure on educators. didacta 2015 will focus on this issue and show (for example) how mainstream schools can deploy inclusive teaching methods tailored to the needs of children with disabilities. "The provision of the necessary learning resources is a matter being faced by parents, therapists and educators, alike," explains Christiana Hennemann from the international rehabilitation network rehaKIND. "Above all, teachers at mainstream schools face a new set of challenges with regard to pupils with special needs. Teachers are under pressure to acquire knowledge and skills which go beyond their traditional expertise."
didacta 2015 will pool the knowledge and experience of therapists, medical professionals, manufacturers and retailers in order to inform parents, teachers and other educators about disabilities and the best didactic solutions. "The funding of learning resources and integration assistants still has to be resolved," says Christiana Hennemann. "This is where rehaKIND comes into play. At 2 p.m. on each day at didacta we will be organizing discussions with pupils and experts. And at the rehaKIND stand we will be presenting various teaching materials which visitors can try out for themselves."