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ERIC Number: EJ835914
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-1741-1432
What Policymakers Can Do to Make Education Inclusive
Pijl, Sip Jan; Frissen, Paul H. A.
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v37 n3 p366-377 2009
Inclusive education challenges all schools to cater for a wider range of students. This implies that schools and teachers have to change. This literature study analyses how, if at all, policymakers can bring about changes in schools. Specific steering concepts of policymakers, whose interventions seem to address schools as "machine" bureaucracies, while in fact they are professional ones, force schools to create the illusion they have adapted to include students with special needs. Schools and teachers themselves must be the driving forces of change.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A