The Project écolsiv
Inclusive Post-secondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
In the écolsiv project, people with cognitive impairments are made fit for a pedagogical activity in the field of school work. They are supported in finding their place in the school (Supported Employment).
Desription of the Project
The Project «écolsiv» at the Institut Unterstrass of the Teacher University Zurich provides higher education to people with intellectual disabilities. They participate at courses of the teacher education together with the mainstream students. These courses give them a theoretical framework and they get a personalized certificate to document their skills. In this way people with intellectual disability becomes prepared to an employment in the fields of school and education and schools get more experienced, how inclusion works.
Part of the Erasmus-Project
There are only few projects in Europe with the focus on post-secondary Education for People with disabilities. For this circumstance its absolutely necessary to learn from each other, how inclusion on this level works and to gain insights and essential knowledge through these projects. The european erasmus+-Project IPSE_ID - including the experiences form our project - reinforces the efforts towards an inclusive higher education in accordance with the UN Disability Rights Convention.
Congresses will take place to the topic of post secondary Education for People with disabilities with the lead of the University of Education Salzburg.