New Publication: European Perspectives on Inclusive Education in Canada. Critical Comparative Insights (Routledge 2022)

Edited by Theodore Michael Christou, Robert Kruschel, Ian Alexander Matheson, Kerstin Merz-Atalik

Featuring leading voices in the field from across Canada and Europe, this edited collection offers empirical analyses of the historical, social, cultural, and legislative determinants of inclusive education in Canadian schools.

Covering four thematic areas including the structure, culture, and practices of inclusive education, the volume offers comparative insights from a European perspective, engaging critically with widely held views of Canada as a world leader in inclusive education. Providing rich comparisons with educational systems in Germany, Spain, and Finland, chapters explore in-depth the assessment structures and curricula specific to Canada, as well as educational policy, and explore attitudes and practices in relation to diverse student populations, including refugee and indigenous peoples, and students with special educational needs.

This volume will benefit researchers, academics, and educators with an interest in multicultural education, international and comparative education, as well as educational policy more specifically. Those involved with inclusion and special educational needs will also benefit from this volume.

https://www.routledge.com/European-Perspectives-on-Inclusive-Education-in-Canada-Critical-Comparative/Christou-Kruschel-Matheson-Merz-Atalik/p/book/9781032062631

Contents

Introduction: Inclusion in International “Dialogue”

Theodore Michael Christou, Robert Kruschel, Ian Alexander Matheson, and Kerstin Merz-Atalik

Part 1: Unpacking Inclusion

Canada as a “Driving Force” for Inclusion Activists in European Countries?: Comparative Perspectives on Inclusive Education in Europe and Canada

Kerstin Merz-Atalik

Doing Belonging and Social Coherence: Discourses of Belonging in Canada and Their Influence on Social Cohesion

Ayca Polat

A “Swarm of Discourses”: Inclusion in Canada

Joachim Schroeder

Inclusive Education in Canada: An Overview

Jacqueline Specht and S. Anthony Thompson

Part 2: Structures around Inclusive Education

Current Trends in Inclusive and Special Education in Newfoundaland and Labrador, Canada, and Finland

Markku Jahnukainen, Kimberly Maich, Sharon Penney, and Gabrielle Young

Education for Young Refugees: Processes of Inclusion and Exclusion in Munich and Toronto

Annette Korntheuer

On the Dissappearance of Childhood: An Exploratory Interview Study of the Christian Homeschooling Milieu in Canada

David Jahr and Robert Kruschel

Structures That Inhibit and That Support Inclusive Education in Canada: A Response from a Canadian Scholar in Inclusive Education

Steve Sider

Part 3: Cultures around Inclusive Education

Cultural Challenges for School and Social Participation in Canada’s Indigenous Reserves: The Example of the Atikamekw Village Manawan in Québec

Nastasia Herold

Indigenous Cultural Inclusivity in Canadian Schools: Considerations and Imperatives

Jenn de Lugt

Reclaiming Disability: Of Mino-Pimatisowin, Belonging, and Gentle Teaching

Margaret Kress

Why Decolonization is so Important: A Comment to the Paper of Margaret Kress

Ines Boban and Andreas Hinz

Part 4: Practices of Inclusive Education

Individual Reference Norm Orientation and Motivation: Perspectives from Germany, Finland, and Canada

Britta Klopsch, Katharina Reschke, and Anne Sliwka

Human Rights-Based Education – Inclusive and “Appropriate”?: Some Questions after Visits to Toronto and New Brunswick

Ines Boban and Andreas Hinz

Curriculum Design in Inclusive Education: Comparison of Curricular Approaches to Diversity at School in Prince Edward Island (Canada), Finland, and South Tyrol

Andreas Köpfer, Marcel Veber, and Anna Bollesen

Advancing Inclusion in Education Systems: Insights from New Brunswick

Cecilia Simón, Yolanda Muñoz-Martínez, and Gordon L. Porter

Response from Canadian Scholar in Inclusive Education: What Can Comparative Views of Inclusive Practices Teach Us?

Jeffrey MacCormack

Conclusion: Inclusion in Canada: An Ongoing Effort

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