Students with Severe, Permanent Disabilities and Their Educational Inclusion in Spain

Manuel López-Torrijo, Santiago Mengual-Andrés


This article analyses the educational inclusion of students with severe and permanent disabilities in the different autonomous communities of the Spanish State. After describing the Spanish socio-economic context, a comparative analysis is carried out based on the following indicators: the conception of severe, permanent disabilities; the regulation framework; responsibility of schooling and provision of services; identification and assessment of flaws; incidence in the population; curricular proposals (model and modalities of support); specific centers and units; human and material resources; the role of families and funding. The analysis of the implemented policies concludes by pointing out the challenges which should influence future improvements in order to accomplish real educational equality.

Full Text:



Copyright (c) 2014 Manuel López-Torrijo, Santiago Mengual-Andrés

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

International Education Studies ISSN 1913-9020 (Print), ISSN 1913-9039 (Online)


Copyright © Canadian Center of Science and Education

To make sure that you can receive messages from us, please add the '' domain to your e-mail 'safe list'. If you do not receive e-mail in your 'inbox', check your 'bulk mail' or 'junk mail' folders.