The High 5! disability awareness program and its impact on its participants


  • Monika Dukic
  • Júlia Mecséri



The attitude towards people with disabilities has been a research topic for a long time. In Hungary a program called High 5! was developed in 2017 for primary and high school students with the aim to develop a positive attitude towards disability issues. Within the framework of the 2017 tender, a questionnaire survey was conducted with 26 candidate schools. Applicant students and mentors had to fill out an input and output questionnaire with the help of which we tried to draw conclusions about the success of the ‘High 5!’ program. The questionnaires were filled out by a total of 535 people, in a non-compliant ratio, so the results obtained were not valid. Nevertheless, we tried to draw statistical conclusions from the responses. Overall, it was found that the knowledge of the students participating in the program did not increase, but there was a positive tendency regarding the emotional aspect of their attitudes.

Author Biographies

Monika Dukic

Monika Dukic is an assistant lecturer at the Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) since 2015. Her research area is related to the attitudes towards disability in the mainstream society and also inclusion of children with special educational needs. She is currently attending Doctoral School of Education at ELTE University.

Júlia Mecséri

Júlia Mecséri is a sociologist. She is an employment professional at National Lottery Company of Hungary since 2008. She graduated in 2005 at the Faculty of Social Sciences of ELTE. She is currently attending the ELTE Doctoral School of Education, and her research area is integration of people with disabilities.