Special Education is an international publication, aiming at supplementing research and practical resources of education and social participation of persons with disabilities. It provides a forum for scientists and practitioners who work with people having disabilities in various spheres and environments of life.
Special Education has also a research communication mission: it unites scientists and practitioners from Baltic and other countries who work in the sphere of education and social participation of persons with disabilities. Papers for publishing in this journal undergo expert /peer evaluation and present results of analysis of reflection, empirical research, and practical experiences of educational and social intervention.
Special Education seeks to promote a multidisciplinary approach; it is open for educational, psychological, sociological, medical, managerial, political and other tradition of disability analysis. Besides, the journal aspires to be trend setting by publishing only seminal papers reflecting the newest developments in research ideas and empirical practical activities. Papers can be published in Lithuanian, English, German and French with extensive summaries in English or Lithuanian. Journal matterials are included in the international scientific data base Education Research Complete (EBSCO publishing).
Special Education publishes qualitative papers analysing educational, social, psycho-social and other situations of persons with various disabilities and special educational needs. The analysis of the situation should be based on the newest social and political attitudes and documents. Only ethically irreproachable papers with no discriminatory signs (attitudes, statements, terminology, etc.) towards the persons with disabilities are accepted.