SOCIO-ENTREPRENEURIAL APPROACH IN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS ON THE EXAMPLE OF INCLUSIVE EDUCATION
Keywords:inclusive education, higher professional education, people with disabilities
Background and objectives. In Ukraine, until the mid-2000s, social policy with regard to people with disabilities was primarily compensatory in nature. Now the situation is gradually changing, the objectives of social policy are recognized to ensure equal rights and opportunities for people with and without disabilities. With the signing (2008) and ratification (2012) of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, our country has assumed the obligation to ensure the full social participation of people with disabilities in society. One of the resources that increase the chances of people with disabilities to master various spheres of life can be higher professional education, especially in an inclusive format.
Methods. The study used: biographical method and interview method – to collect and summarize the information obtained; statistical method – to process the results of the survey, predictive method – to summarize various aspects of the use of inclusive education format in the system of higher professional education.
Findings. The potential of the institute of higher professional education as a channel of social inclusion is proposed to use both at the macro level through the use of the model of socio-entrepreneurial approach of forming a system of higher professional inclusive education, and at the micro level through the identification and description of practices of forming an inclusive format of education in a particular university and tracing the life trajectories of people who received higher professional education in an inclusive format.
Conclusion. The analysis of the successes and difficulties of higher professional education for people with disabilities shows that there is an objective need to consolidate the efforts of the higher education community with regional public organizations, executive authorities, regional and city institutions of health, education and social protection to support young people with disabilities.