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.
|Title of host publication||European Perspectives on Inclusive Education in Canada : Critical Comparative Insights|
|Editors||Theodore Christou, Robert Kruschel, Ian Matheson, Kerstin Merz-Atalik|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication date||19 Jun 2022|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Jun 2022|
|MoE publication type||A3 Book chapter|
|Name||Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education|