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ERIC Number: EJ831955
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3116
Strengthened Adapted Education for All: No More Special Education?
Nes, Kari; Stromstad, Marit
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v10 n4-5 p363-378 Jul 2006
In this paper, we will present some proposals by a committee whose mandate was to review basic education in Norway, and more importantly, we will discuss the reactions to these proposals. The committee made more than one hundred different suggestions. Our focus will be on inclusion in a broad sense. The proposal to receive the most attention was a suggestion to replace the right to extra resources earmarked for special education for individual students by an improved legal right to adapted education for all. This proposal and the arguments underpinning it may in some respects be compared to the ideas behind the Regular Education Initiative (REI) in the USA in the 1980s (Will, 1986; Smith, 1998; Kauffmann & Hallahan, 1998). It may also be seen in the context of the current debate on inclusion in other countries, such as the discussion about the Additional Support for Learning Bill in Scotland in 2003 (Allan, 2004; Scottish Executive, 2004). The report's proposals concerning inclusion will be introduced below. Finally, after presenting and analysing the reactions from respondents we will discuss the various views expressed. (Contains 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway