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Discourses on Inclusion, Citizenship and Categorizations of ‘Special’ in Education Policy: The Case of Negotiating Change in the Governing of Vocational Special Needs Education in Finland
This paper deals with the negotiation process deciding the institutional organization of vocational special needs education and training in Finland. Traditionally, the state has been a strong actor in organizing vocational special needs education in Finland. At the beginning of 2009, however, all five state-maintained vocational special schools were administratively merged with vocational special schools of non-governmental not-for-profit organizations. The article focuses on research that has documented the change process in three former state schools by visiting the schools, gathering ethnographic data and interviewing the head teachers about the process.
Updated: Oct. 29, 2010
This article examines how teacher candidates enacted their extensive inclusive classroom preparation within simulated interactions. The authors, therefore, designed an intervention where these future teachers would articulate their belief systems to other school professionals. Data indicate that teachers expressed a range of perspectives on classroom practice with a paraprofessional, including the support of conditional, exclusive practices that result in students being removed from classrooms.
Updated: Oct. 26, 2010
Education and Medical Professionals Collaborating to Prepare Early Childhood Teachers for Inclusive Settings
This paper describes the first three years of collaboration between a university's early childhood teacher education program and a hospital's program for families of children with special needs. Using a transdisciplinary model, the mission of this partnership is to prepare a new generation of teachers who excel in helping children with and without disabilities thrive.
Updated: Sep. 05, 2010
The authors describe inclusive education as a political vision in Norway. The article describes one teacher's inclusive education experience in a classroom with several children with special needs. The case focuses on her helping her classroom and one particular student with behavioral problems go through the necessary transitions.
Updated: Mar. 04, 2008