Statistical data in special needs education

There is only a limited amount of systematically obtained statistical data available Switzerland-wide on children and adolescents with special education needs. According to the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), in the school year 2012/2013, 4 % of the children and adolescents in compulsory education attended a special needs school. However, the differences between cantons are immense.

In conjunction with this review of responsibilities in the field of special needs education, the cantons were asked to collect information on steering methods for special needs education. This kind of information will now be gathered in the context of the Swiss Statistical Office project for modernisation of data acquisition in education and training.

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Last update of this page: 05.10.2016