Academic journal article The Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation

Department of Education and Rehabilitation at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Academic journal article The Journal of Special Education and Rehabilitation

Department of Education and Rehabilitation at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Given the increased pressure on educational system in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to fully embrace inclusive education and to provide appropriate supports to all students, there was a need for establishing a new department of Education and Rehabilitation in BiH. Thus, the Faculty of the Educational Sciences at the University of Sarajevo initiated and made a feasibility study on the need for establishing the new department. The feasibility study was then approved by the Government and Assembly of the Sarajevo Canton. To date, there were only two such departments at the state Universities in BiH, one in Tuzla (Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina) and one in Foca (Republic of Srpska). This will be the third, state-supported, department for educating experts in the field of special education and rehabilitation of children with developmental disabilities. The courses offered at the new department follow the long tradition of courses offered at the similar institutions in the region, such as the Faculty for Special Education and Rehabilitation in Belgrade, Serbia and the

Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences in Zagreb, Croatia. Besides taking into account these regional guidelines for the study program, we also had in mind programs offered at the best world universities for special education such as Vanderbilt University and University of Kansas. The leading idea was that the students at the Department of Education and Rehabilitation deserve the best, current, up-to-date programs that will provide them with the competencies to provide full support to children with disabilities. The graduates from the Department of Education and Rehabilitation will have the competencies to work with children and adults with various forms of disabilities. The graduates of the Department will be competent in areas of work with children with intellectual disability, hearing and visual impairments. They will be able to provide supports to children from the early childhood period, through the school years and high school years all the way to supporting them in the transitional period (finding employment). …

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