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See detailInstitutionelle Dimensionen inklusiver Schulbildung: Herausforderungen der UN-Behindertenrechtskonvention für Deutschland, Island und Schweden im Vergleich
Biermann, Julia; Powell, Justin J W UL

in Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaften (2014), 17(4), 679-700

The rights-based orientation embedded in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which mandates inclusive education for all students and counts segregation as discrimination, poses ... [more ▼]

The rights-based orientation embedded in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which mandates inclusive education for all students and counts segregation as discrimination, poses fundamental challenges to institutionalized (special) education systems. However, it does so to different extents, with the Nordic countries already the most inclusive systems worldwide. Thus, this analysis contrasts challenges and opportunities in institutional transformation of special education and inclusive education in Germany, Iceland and Sweden. We address the questions: How do these countries provide educational supports for students considered to have special educational needs? What perspectives can be derived for the implementation of inclusive education, especially for Germany, still among the most segregated systems in Europe, from such comparative analysis? The study revealed key differences in the three institutional dimensions—educational ideals and disability paradigms, organizational forms, and regulations—that hinder or enable inclusive education. [less ▲]

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