Abstract: The paper is about the questions of the preparedness of the teacher for education of pupils with special educational needs in the context of Czech primary school system. The text deals with three research areas: orientation in the key context of the social environment, where the pupils come from, and real form of school pedagogical work with the pupils with special educational needs and the attitudinal constructs about the question of inclusion of pupils from target groups. The text presents some empirical findings from all over the republic research, in which 2005 teachers were involved. The research conclusions emphasize that readiness of teachers for their pedagogical work with pupils with special educational needs is inadequate. The text is one of the output of project Sociological monitoring of educational inputs and outputs of children and pupils, including children and pupils with special educational needs in the Czech Republic (CZ.1.07/1.2.00/47.0009).
Keywords: preparedness, teacher, primary school, child and pupil with special educational needs, inclusive education, research, social exclusion