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Inkluderet i det normale - könsperspektiver på styring af inklusionsindsatser i folkeskolen

Scott Jessen, Katrine LU and Havskov Kirk, Ane LU (2011) GNVM11 20111
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract
The thesis investigates the municipal government of teaching efforts towards inclusive education of students with special needs. The focus is on the development of a definition of the 'normal' student through municipal inclusive education policies. The theoretical point of departure is a gender perspective on the concept of 'normal' combined with Michel Foucault's concept of governmentality. The focal point is the work with inclusive education in two schools in the Municipality of Assens, Denmark. The empirical material consists of municipal policy documents, interviews with municipal consultants, pre-school and class teachers and school principals from the two schools. The thesis argues that the definition of 'normal' is produced not only... (More)
The thesis investigates the municipal government of teaching efforts towards inclusive education of students with special needs. The focus is on the development of a definition of the 'normal' student through municipal inclusive education policies. The theoretical point of departure is a gender perspective on the concept of 'normal' combined with Michel Foucault's concept of governmentality. The focal point is the work with inclusive education in two schools in the Municipality of Assens, Denmark. The empirical material consists of municipal policy documents, interviews with municipal consultants, pre-school and class teachers and school principals from the two schools. The thesis argues that the definition of 'normal' is produced not only through the government of inclusive education, but also through the schools' ongoing negotiations to define the 'normal' student contra the student with 'special needs'. The 'normal' student is also defined in relation to gender stereotypes of 'unruly' boys and 'quiet' girls. Inclusive education initiatives in the public school system are legitimised in the interaction between a focus on student rights and economic interests. The municipality attempts to govern inclusive education through decentralized strategies, allocation of expertise and an incentive-based economic administration. (Less)
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Scott Jessen, Katrine LU and Havskov Kirk, Ane LU
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GNVM11 20111
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
inclusive education, normal, gender, public schools, government
language
Danish
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2064479
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2011-09-01 10:58:37
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  abstract     = {The thesis investigates the municipal government of teaching efforts towards inclusive education of students with special needs. The focus is on the development of a definition of the 'normal' student through municipal inclusive education policies. The theoretical point of departure is a gender perspective on the concept of 'normal' combined with Michel Foucault's concept of governmentality. The focal point is the work with inclusive education in two schools in the Municipality of Assens, Denmark. The empirical material consists of municipal policy documents, interviews with municipal consultants, pre-school and class teachers and school principals from the two schools. The thesis argues that the definition of 'normal' is produced not only through the government of inclusive education, but also through the schools' ongoing negotiations to define the 'normal' student contra the student with 'special needs'. The 'normal' student is also defined in relation to gender stereotypes of 'unruly' boys and 'quiet' girls. Inclusive education initiatives in the public school system are legitimised in the interaction between a focus on student rights and economic interests. The municipality attempts to govern inclusive education through decentralized strategies, allocation of expertise and an incentive-based economic administration.},
  author       = {Scott Jessen, Katrine and Havskov Kirk, Ane},
  keyword      = {inclusive education,normal,gender,public schools,government},
  language     = {dan},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Inkluderet i det normale - könsperspektiver på styring af inklusionsindsatser i folkeskolen},
  year         = {2011},
}