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Inclusion and Special Needs Education for Immigrant Students in the Nordic Countries : What are the Lessons? (2024)


Bahdanovich Hanssen, N., Harju-Luukkainen, H., & Sundqvist, C. (2024). Inclusion and Special Needs Education for Immigrant Students in the Nordic Countries : What are the Lessons?. In N. Bahdanovich Hanssen, H. Harju-Luukkainen, & C. Sundqvist (Eds.), Inclusion and Special Needs Education for Immigrant Students in the Nordic Countries (pp. 270-287). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003327554-16


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All authors or editorsBahdanovich Hanssen, Natallia; Harju-Luukkainen, Heidi; Sundqvist, Christel

Parent publicationInclusion and Special Needs Education for Immigrant Students in the Nordic Countries

Parent publication editorsBahdanovich Hanssen, Natallia; Harju-Luukkainen, Heidi; Sundqvist, Christel

ISBN978-1-032-35589-4

eISBN978-1-003-32755-4

Publication year2024

Publication date01/12/2023

Pages range270-287

Number of pages in the book324

PublisherRoutledge

Place of PublicationAbingdon

Publication countryUnited Kingdom

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.4324/9781003327554-16

Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access


Abstract

The starting point of this last chapter is a comparison between the Nordic countries. The aim is to elaborate on new knowledge, approaches and methods through a comparison intended to expand the flexibility and openness required to enhance the realisation of inclusion and development of special needs education for immigrant students. This chapter advances the discussion of the tenacious barriers of inclusion in the Nordic countries’ educational systems by asking a vital question: How can inclusive education be realised for immigrant students through the lenses of research? With the help of a meta-synthesis and comparative approach, the chapter suggests several ideas that should be kept in mind when planning, developing and enhancing these countries’ models of realising inclusion to improve the educational settings for immigrant students. In addition, the chapter focuses on special needs educators (SNEs) for immigrant students. The chapter also discusses the lacunae and potencies of the practical implementation of inclusion and special needs education throughout the entire education system. It seeks to determine the strategies necessary for developing inclusive practices for immigrant students.


Keywordsspecial education (upbringing)special education (teaching)inclusionimmigrantsimmigrant backgroundeducational systemscomparative education

Free keywordsNordic countries


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