Monday, 22 June 2015


Critical view of national system as a whole

The Hungarian women's magazine Nők Lapja Café has run a feature article critical of national educational services for movement-disordered children:

Paediatrician and medical lawyer Zsófia Kálmán tells the magazine that in Hungary the chances for receiving an integrated education and accessing specialist services are better for more mildly disabled children from better educated, more well-to-do, metropolitan families.

Integration would offer a cheaper and altogether more humane solution than any level of segregation, but most schools are not up to accommodating disabled children, 'morally or physically'. Further, many special-education teachers and conductors are 'existentially opposed to integration'.

The de Jure Foundation has been created to fight for the rights of the disabled:

The magazine appeals to its readers to let it know:
If you know of any institution where the integration works well, and are happy to share your story.
Dr Zsófia Kálmán is the daughter of Dr Júlia Dévai who made an important contribution to András Pető's earliest development of conductive pedagogy and then to the creation of the Institute of Motor Disorders. As a girl, Zsófia knew András Pető as bácsi,'uncle'.

1 comment:

  1. The magazine Nők Lapja Café asked for examples of an integrated school in Hungary. How about this one from a regional newspaper in southern Hungary?

    This was published only three days ago. Could integrated school be an idea that has at last found its time in Hungary?

    If so, it will not just happen of its own accord, seize the moment. Or miss the tide