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Special Education and Policy Change: A Study of Six Jurisdictions

Research group
Inactive research
Project period
2012 - 2016
Project owner
The Department of Education and Special Education, University of Gothenburg

Financier
Leverhulme Trust

Short description

This network investigates the changing nature of special education in six jurisdictions, interrogating the relationship between policy rhetoric, statistical evidence and practice on the ground.

About the project

This network investigates the changing nature of special education in six jurisdictions, interrogating the relationship between policy rhetoric, statistical evidence and practice on the ground. This extends and critiques the work of bodies such as the OECD and the EADSNE which publish national statistics provided by member states, but do not necessarily have the resources or mandate to interrogate the statistics and their underpinning discourses. The participating jurisdictions will be treated as critical cases, with a focus on their distinctive characteristics.

 

    Project team

    • Sheila Riddell (Principal Investigator), Elisabet Weedon and Fannie Kong, University of Edinburgh, UK
    • Scot Danforth, San Diego State University, USA
    • Linda Graham, Macquarie University, New South Wales, Australia
    • Eva Hjörne, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    • Sip Jan Pijl, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    • Sally Tomlinson, Oxford University, UK