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Policies for Inclusion in Iceland: Possibilities and Challenges

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dc.contributor Háskóli Íslands
dc.contributor University of Iceland
dc.contributor.author Óskarsdóttir, Edda
dc.contributor.author Gísladóttir, Karen Rut
dc.contributor.author Guðjónsdóttir, Hafdís
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-17T14:06:54Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-17T14:06:54Z
dc.date.issued 2019-03-15
dc.identifier.citation Óskarsdóttir, E., Gísladóttir, K.R. and Guðjónsdóttir, H. (2019). Policies for inclusion in Iceland: possibilities and challenges. In M. C. Beaton, D. B. Hirshberg, G. R. Maxwell & J. Spratt (eds.), Including the north: A comparative study of the policies on inclusion and equity in the circumpolar north, (p. 57-70). Rovaniemi: University of Lapland.
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-337-135-4
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-337-136-1
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/2466
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this chapter is to analyse the development of the inclusive education system in Iceland, as well as the response to the 2008 education act and 2011 National Curriculum. The idea of inclusion has been implicit in Icelandic law since 1995, although it was not until 2008 that the Icelandic act for compulsory schooling explicitly declared that pupils should be educated in inclusive schools (Lög um grunnskóla, 91/2008). The ensuing 2011 National Curriculum is based on six fundamental pillars for education: literacy, sustainability, democracy and human rights, equality (equity), health and welfare, and creativity. These fundamental pillars are grounded in the imperative of providing general education to all, in order to foster each individual’s ability to meet life’s challenges (Mennta- og Menningamálaráðuneytið, 2011).
dc.format.extent 57–70
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher University of Lapland
dc.relation.ispartofseries Including the North : a comparative study of the policies on inclusion and equity in the Circumpolar North;
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Inclusive education
dc.subject Educational policies
dc.subject Menntastefna
dc.subject Skóli án aðgreiningar
dc.title Policies for Inclusion in Iceland: Possibilities and Challenges
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart
dcterms.license CC 4.0 BY-NC-ND
dc.description.version Edited
dc.relation.url http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-337-136-1
dc.contributor.school School of education (UI)
dc.contributor.school Menntavísindasvið (HÍ)

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