Prof. Milen Zamfirov, DSc.,
Prof. Emilia Evgenieva, PhD,
Prof. Margarita Bakracheva
Absract. The article analyzes the qualitative results obtained from a study of pedagogical specialists' self-assessment of their professional comfort working in an inclusive environment – 151 teachers and 150 resource teachers. The work of pedagogical specialists today is in the process of implementation and development of a new normative system, and tracking their evaluation and self-assessment is informative not only for their satisfaction, but also for the quality of normative provision of the process of education of children and students with different abilities. On the basis of the analysis, a system of conclusions based on the subjective selfassessments is made in the direction of: the need for targeted support of both general education and resource teachers in three directions: 1) logistical through the development of ready-to-use methods for identification and orientation of the necessary actions for the first group and unified validated diagnostic methods for the second group; 2) taking into account the specificities of educational institutions, where there are different but essential needs for effective work, some of which can be addressed locally; 3) receiving regular feedback for the purpose of improving the regulatory framework.
Keywords: inclusive education; gifted children and students; children and students at risk; special educational needs