Current Trends in Inclusive and Special Education in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, and Finland

Markku Jahnukainen, Kimberly Maich, Sharon Penney, Gabrielle Young

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Although there is a global commitment to the implementation of inclusive education, it is developing at a different pace and taking different forms in different school systems. The existing educational structures as well as current socio-political context impact the developmental paths of any school system. In this chapter we will describe recent changes in education policy and educational practices related to the support system of students with special education needs in country of Finland and in a Canadian province, Newfoundland and Labrador. Educational statistics, policy documents as well as recent research findings from these jurisdictions will be examined in order to provide a comparison and analysis of current trends in inclusive and special education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Perspectives on Inclusive Education in Canada : Critical Comparative Insights
EditorsTheodore Christou, Robert Kruschel, Ian Matheson, Kerstin Merz-Atalik
Number of pages20
Publication date19 Jun 2022
ISBN (Print)9781032062631
ISBN (Electronic)9781003204572
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2022
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in International and Comparative Education

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences

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