Department of Culture and Learning

CONFERENCE: SPECIAL EDUCATION IN Scandinavia 2018

The conference took place on April 26, 2018 at Aalborg University, Kroghstræde 3, 9220 Aalborg Ø.

"DO WE NEED TWO TYPES OF TEACHING IN AN INCLUDING SCHOOL?"

The conference frames the primary school's special education and the goal of inclusive education. At the conference, knowledge from Scandinavian and international educational research is included. The school must deal with a time when demands for change are constantly and steadily increasing. The transition processes are challenged by existing organizational and work methods. Children who, for various reasons, cannot be accommodated in ordinary primary school classes with differentiation and different forms of support, continue to be taught in special classes or special schools up to the present, despite the systematic work on the system since the 1960s. that an increasing number of pupils must have their educational offerings in mainstream schools and not in separate institutions.


We have segregated and separated and we have integrated and reassembled. We have tried to make the systems spacious and flexible. We have set national targets for inclusion. The results have been largely the same - namely, a long-term, continued increase in the number of pupils for special offers. To leverage our strong knowledge and vast experience, it can be helpful to see a development from a historical perspective and rely on Albert Einstein's words: "The real craziness is to do the same thing over and over and then expect the result every time is different."


Presenters:

 

  • Bengt Persson, Professor of Special Education Pedagogy University of Borås, Sweden
  • Peder Haug, professor of pedagogy, Volda University College, Norway
  • Niels Egelund professor of special education DPU, University of Aarhus
  • David Mitchell, Adjunct Professor University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Thomas Nordahl, professor of pedagogy University of Inland Norway and adjunct professor at Aalborg University

Professor Thomas Nordahl lectures on the topic: 'Inclusive fellowship for children and young people'. Duration approx. 52 min.

 

Contact

Conference secretary Jeanette Arboe
Email: jma@hum.aau.dk
Phone: 9940 3062

Organizer Ole Hansen
E-mail: oh@hum.aau.dk
Phone: 9940 2346