About the study programme
Based on the international principle of inclusion, as formulated at the “Salamanca Conference” and in the “UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”, inclusive education aims to promote educational processes without exclusion in accordance with the concept of a pedagogy of diversity. Differences are explicitly embraced – children with different skills or disabilities, children of different genders, religions, nationalities and social origin are taught side by side – and are seen “from the beginning” as being mutually beneficial. By allowing children to experience diversity together from an early age, the foundations are laid for a respectful approach to heterogeneity. Taking this fundamental concept as its starting point, the BA degree in “Inclusive Early Childhood Education” is part of the current discourse on integration/inclusive education, its aim being to design educational processes in such a way that all children can develop their own individual abilities. Educational institutions are called on to create equal opportunities in the education system and to work against educational discrimination, which particularly affects children who have experienced poverty or migration and those with disabilities. To guarantee educational equality, promote participation and implement participatory methods in the design of educational processes, students on the BA programme “Inclusive Early Childhood Education” gain a differentiated expertise of how to approach diversity.