Educational systems for inclusive education in Norway, Romania, Scotland and Sweden
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Educational systems for inclusive education in Norway, Romania, Scotland and Sweden

Turid Nondal Associate professor, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Hogskolen i Oslo og Akershus, Oslo, Norway
Renata Cercel Senior lecturer (associate professor) in educational sciences, Universitatea din Oradea, Oradea, Romania
Caroline Mearns Programme leader/lecturer child health, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland
Margareta Ahlström Associate professor in special education, Stockholm Universitet, Stockholm, Sweden

A lifelong learning Erasmus intensive programme promoting inclusion of persons with disabilities has involved collaboration between universities in different countries. This article outlines information provided by the programme, with an overview of the education system in Norway, Romania, Scotland and Sweden, focusing on the legal, administrative and physical inclusion of people in need of adapted education. The four countries have dismantled several barriers to inclusion. Despite positive developments in recent decades, there are a range of challenges that will need to be overcome in the future, as the number of children living into adulthood with complex learning disabilities continues to increase. Collaborative working between different professions in addressing and meeting a child’s needs is essential to ensure inclusive education in the future.

Learning Disability Practice. doi: 10.7748/ldp.2018.e1869

Citation

Nondal T, Cercel R, Mearns C et al (2018) Educational systems for inclusive education in Norway, Romania, Scotland and Sweden. Learning Disability Practice. doi: 10.7748/ldp.2018.e1869

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

turidjohanne.nondal@hioa.no

Conflict of interest

None declared

Published online: 02 October 2018

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