Theory and Philosophy of Special Needs Education

Ethical Principles for Special Education

  • Ethics investigates, clarifies and analyses moral issues.
  • Ethics provides viewpoints to the question of what is right or wrong and are appropriate (good or bad) actions within special education.
  • Ethical foundations for special education are in human dignity, integrity, self-determination and involvement.
  • In the field of special education concrete ethical questions concern, for example, embryonic diagnostics, having the right of access to local schools and disability rights.