Prof. Dr. Saskia Schuppener

Prof. Dr. Saskia Schuppener


Pädagogik im Förderschwerpunkt geistige Entwicklung
Haus 5
Marschnerstraße 29d/e, Room 154
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97 - 31511
Fax: +49 341 97 - 31549

Prof. Dr. Saskia Schuppener

Prof. Dr. Saskia Schuppener

Institute Head

Institute of Special and Inclusive Education
Haus 5
Marschnerstraße 29d/e
04109 Leipzig

Professional career

  • 12/2022
  • 09/2019 - 02/2020
  • since 06/2007
  • 11/2006
  • 09/2006
  • 01/2006 - 12/2010
  • 10/2004 - 06/2006
  • 01/2004 - 12/2005
  • 02/2000 - 12/2003
  • 01/2001 - 01/2007
  • 02/2000 - 02/2004


  • 10/1995 - 02/2000

Based on critical educational science, my research profile is in the field of professionalisation and school development research. In terms of content, I am located in the field of participation and inclusion research.

Main research areas

  • Inclusion-oriented university development
  • Inclusive, social space-oriented school development
  • Diagnostics in the context of school inclusion
  • Easy language and communicative accessibility
  • Challenging behaviour of children, adolescents and adults with attributed intellectual disabilities
  • Restrictions on autonomy and measures to deprive children, young people and adults of their freedom (FeM) Children, young people and adults with attributed intellectual disabilities

Methodological positioning

My research focuses on the perspectives and experiences of those persons who are addressed by exclusionary attributions (in educational processes). Therefore, I locate myself methodologically on the basis of research that is critical of power and rejectionism - among other things - in the field of participatory or inclusive research.

Methodologically, my research is situated within empirical social research and here in the area of qualitative-reconstructive social research as well as in the area of mixed methods designs.

  • Leonhardt, N.; Goldbach, A.; Staib, L. M.; Schuppener, S. (Eds.)
    Macht in der Schule. Wissen – Sichtweisen – Erfahrungen. Texte in Leichter Sprache, Einfacher Sprache und Fachsprache
    Bad Heilbrunn: Klinkhardt. 2023.
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  • Hauser, M.; Schuppener, S.; van Ledden, H.
    Zur Relevanz von Widersprüchen im Kontext akademischer Wissensproduktion für Inklusion
    Zeitschrift für Inklusion online. 2022.
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  • Goldbach, A.; Hauser, M.; Schuppener, S.; Leonhardt, N.; van Ledden, H.; Bergelt, D.
    Social responsibility in the context of inclusive higher education development - experiences and insights from the perspective of participatory teaching
    International journal of sustainability in higher education. 2022. 23 (4). pp. 799–814.
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  • Leonhardt, N.; Kruschel, R.; Schuppener, S.; Hauser, M. (Eds.)
    Menschenrechte im interdisziplinären Diskurs: Perspektiven auf Diskriminierungsstrukturen und pädagogische Handlungsmöglichkeiten
    Weinheim & Basel: Beltz. 2022.
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