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Arnesen, Anne-Lise – Education Inquiry, 2011
In this article, inclusive education is analysed from the perspective of the interlinked, dynamic relationship between international neo-liberal movements and national policies and practices. The aim is to explore the significance of "competence" in recent Norwegian reforms and the changing position attributed to inclusion. The analysis…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
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Francia, Guadalupe – Education Inquiry, 2011
This article employs Social Representations Theory as a theoretical instrument to analyse the right of children to an equitable education. It analyses how social representations of students and students' performances can be used by political actors as an interpretation system to manage contradictions in the equity education policies implemented in…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Equal Education, Neoliberalism, Politics of Education
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Lindgren, Joakim – Education Inquiry, 2010
The decentralised Swedish school system has become increasingly directed to the construction of self-governing and responsible pedagogic identities that are supposed to enable integration and participation. Drawing on the work of the geographer Edward W. Soja, I acknowledge how material and symbolic spatialisation intersect with the local…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Social Isolation, Socioeconomic Influences