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    Chair of Special Education V - Education for People with Emotional and Behavioural Disorders


    Evaluation of Harmonized Education Plans Regarding Vocational Training in Sheltered Workshops (EVABI)

    Short description:

    Over a period of two years, the vocational training department in sheltered workshops (German abbrev.: WfbM) was on the task of providing people with disabilities with individual vocational training and supporting them in their personal development. Specifications of the Employment Agency, which acted as cost unit, pointed the way for the implementation of measures. The subject of the research project “EVABI” was the harmonized internally differentiated education plans, which were developed by the Federal Association of Sheltered Workshops (BAG WfbM) on the basis of a professional concept of the Employment Agency. The study throughout Germany was initiated by the Federal Working Association (BAG WfbM) and took place in cooperation with the Chair of Special Education V, University of Würzburg, Germany, which was responsible for the scientific support.

    The following research questions were of particular interest:

    • Which specific target groups - regarding to different heterogeneity dimensions – is the vocational training department in workshops addressed by means of an educational programme?
    • Which structural and process-oriented framework conditions does vocational training in sheltered workshops provide in order to enable individualised and target-differentiated teaching and learning for people with disabilities?
    • Which individual courses and results of vocational training can be identified among the participants with disabilities?

    Objective of the study was to evaluate the heterogeneity dimension and to analyse the quality of process and result of vocational training on the basis of harmonized education plans. Considering this the University of Würzburg developed different survey instruments on the basis of a mixed-method-design, which were adapted to the special needs of disabled people. A total of 20 workshops took part in the study.

    The results will be puplished and summarized in a final report at the beginning of 2021 at wbv Media, Bielefeld.  Detailed information on the time of publication will follow shortly.

    Term: 01/2018 until 02/2020

    Funding institution: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (German abbr.: BMBF)

    Research team:
    Prof. Dr. Roland Stein, project manager
    Hans-Walter Kranert, Academic Council, deputy project manager
    Anna Riedl, academic staff
    Karin Fuchs, project administration
    Sabrina Fischer, project assistance

    Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
    Fakultät für Humanwissenschaften
    Institut für Sonderpädagogik
    Lehrstuhl für Sonderpädagogik V
    Wittelsbacherplatz 1
    97074 Würzburg
    Tel: +49 931 31 88685
    Fax: +49 931 31 80073
    E-Mail: evabi@uni-wuerzburg.de