NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ815155
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0033-1538
Towards Inclusive Education: The Case of Finland
Halinen, Irmeli; Jarvinen, Ritva
Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, v38 n1 p77-97 Mar 2008
The article examines the Finnish system of basic education and the means it employs to support good learning and healthy growth and development for all students. The excellent learning outcomes of the Finnish comprehensive school indicate that it is possible to develop a system with both quality teaching and learning, and equity and equality for students. Throughout the article, special needs education is seen as an important, but not dominant, aspect of Finland's inclusive policies. The article concludes with five theses central to a working model of inclusive education.
Springer. 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013. Tel: 800-777-4643; Tel: 212-460-1500; Fax: 212-348-4505; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland