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Inclusion seen by student teachers in special education: differences among Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish students
Department of Teacher Education, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.
Department of Humanities, Sports and Social Sciences, Lillehammer University College, Lillehammer, Norway.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of applied educational science, Child and Youth education, Special Education and Counselling.
School of Education, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.
2012 (English)In: European Journal of Teacher Education, ISSN 0261-9768, E-ISSN 1469-5928, Vol. 35, no 3, 305-325 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article describes various views of special teacher students towards inclusion. In order to examine these, we analysed a series of statements made by students in Finland, Norway and Sweden. The specific aims were to see how these views can be seen as supportive or challenging for inclusion in schools. A questionnaire with one closed question and two open-ended questions was used in all countries. The results show that students in similar Nordic countries have different views about inclusion. Norwegian students mostly supported inclusion while Finnish students expressed the most reservations. The arguments about inclusion by Norwegian students were the most pupil-focused; those by Finns were teacher-focused, with Swedes being in between. The results seem to reflect the educational policy in these countries. Discussions, more information, as well as good models of inclusion seem to be needed. The implications of these findings for special and regular teacher education are also discussed.

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Taylor & Francis, 2012. Vol. 35, no 3, 305-325 p.
Keyword [en]
inclusive education, teacher education, student teacher attitudes
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Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-54047DOI: 10.1080/02619768.2011.654333ISI: 000307160500005OAI: diva2:558021
Available from: 2012-10-02 Created: 2012-04-12 Last updated: 2013-03-12Bibliographically approved

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