The project “Colour Made Inclusive” as an example of creative education for youths
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The purpose of this study is to present the programme of working with socially maladjusted youngsters, which is tailored to special needs of youths in one of the residential child care institutions. The theoretical background of the programme under discussion is based on cognitive–behavioral theory. The example in question consisted of several different types of classes including art classes and psychological support. Using the qualitative methods, the semi-structured interviews were used to collect the data as this study analyzed the participants’ changes in their behaviour. The most significant results of this study are the following conclusions: 1. the new programmes of working with youths based on cognitive behavioral theory (CBT) concept are necessary for the effective social rehabilitation process and restore these young people to the society, 2. social rehabilitation institutions for young people should provide them with the possibilities of changing their behaviour in the society as in the example presented in this paper.
Keywords:youths, special needs, creative pedagogy, cognitive–behavioral theory, social rehabilitation process
Volume 38, Number: 1, Year 2023 of International Journal of Special Education