The response of the Basque Education System to the special education needs in primary education
The overall aim of this research is to analyze the type of response given by the education system in the Basque Country to pupils with Special Education Needs (SEN) in Primary Education.
Taking into account that inclusive schooling is based on the cooperation of all the educational agents involved, this research includes some elements of analysis concerning the families of pupils who need an Individual Curriculum Adaptation (ACI). It also includes some other elements of analysis concerning the school setting and the form teachers, in order to assess how these resources are managed and the type of educational response given to pupils with SEN in Primary Education schools.
The research on the duties of the supportive staff attending pupils with SEN in Child and Primary Education and the assessment of their intervention –duties and roles directed to the attention to pupils with SEN– provides a very useful information about the real situation of the resources and the type of attention received by the pupils with SEN. At the same time, this research provides qualitative elements and some orientations for an optimal use of the resources in the education system, and, therefore, for a higher quality of the educational response.