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Ainscow, Mel – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2020
This paper focuses on a major challenge facing education systems around the world, that of finding ways of including all children in schools. In economically poorer countries this is mainly about the millions of children who are not able to attend formal education (UNESCO, 2015). Meanwhile, in wealthier countries many young people leave school…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Access to Education, Equal Education, Poverty
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Olsson, Ingrid; Roll-Pettersson, Lise – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2020
In the present study, a didactic perspective was used to examine collaborations and negotiations between preschools and habilitation centres concerning intensive behavioural interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders in inclusive settings in Swedish preschools. The didactic triangle was used as the theoretical tool to analyse…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
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Hedegaard-Soerensen, Lotte; Penthin Grumloese, Sine – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2020
This paper reports on the findings of an Erasmus project entitled 'ReHaRe' (Reaching the Hard to Reach). The aim of this project is to develop more inclusive learning environments. The project adopts an action research approach and gives school pupils a role as researchers who plan, evaluate and develop lesson plans in collaboration with their…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Dialogs (Language), Lesson Plans, Inclusion
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Haug, Peder – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2020
Mel Ainscow has recently written an interesting and important article concerning a challenging aspect of inclusive education, namely how to practically implement the ambitious ideal of inclusion in schools, where inclusion refers to making basic education of a high quality available to all learners by identifying barriers to access to educational…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Equal Education, Educational Policy, Special Education
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Falkner, Kajsa; Larsson, Johanna Dahlberg – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2020
The aim is to describe special education teacher students' learning in the field of tension between informal learning during day-to-day work and formal university education. From the theoretical framework of Wenger-Trayner and Wenger-Trayner, we perceive the students as moving on a learning trajectory through a landscape of practice. The students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Informal Education
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Barow, Thomas; Östlund, Daniel – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2020
The definition for special education needs (SEN) and the policies for its assessment varies widely between countries. This paper aims to investigate similarities and differences through a Swedish-German comparative approach. Based on the distinction between categorical and relational perspectives as expressions of specific thought styles, 58 SEN…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Educational Policy, Differences
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Ydesen, Christian; Andersen, Camila Kold – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2020
In 2012 the Danish Parliament passed legislation mandating that 96% of all students in compulsory public education attend regular classes. This target generally led to severe strains within local education authorities in Denmark. Civil servants, school principals, and teachers experienced inclusive education as a challenge rather than as an…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Legislation, Compulsory Education, School Districts
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Knigge, Michel – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2020
In his essay, Mel Ainscow looks at inclusion and equity from an international perspective and makes suggestions on how to develop inclusive education in a 'whole-system approach'. After discussing different conceptions of inclusion and equity, he describes international policies which address them. From this international macro-level, Ainscow…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Equal Education, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Policy
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Hansen, Janne Hedegaard; Carrington, Suzanne; Jensen, Charlotte Riis; Molbaek, Mette; Secher Schmidt, Maria Christina – Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 2020
The educational field is traditionally characterized by a distinction between general and special education in educational practice, theory and research. Especially in cross-professional collaborative processes related to inclusion, it becomes evident that the professionals represent different perspectives and positions with different roles,…
Descriptors: Regular and Special Education Relationship, Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Teacher Collaboration