Changing Nappies: A Duty for Teachers in Inclusive Classrooms?

  • Franziska FelderEmail author


The number of students in schools that have complex medical needs has grown in the last years. Many of these students now learn in the regular education setting, but need medical support in order to be able to learn and to have their health care needs fulfilled. It is not always clear who has the duty to fulfil those non directly educational, but yet basic, needs: the teacher or a health care professional such as a school nurse? The chapter reflects upon the legal practices in the UK and the USA, both countries with a long history of inclusive schooling. It then discusses the challenges that are pertinent even in these countries.


International law Public policy Human rights Disability Inclusive education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of BirminghamBirminghamUK

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