Hafdis Guðjónsdóttir


Hafdis Guðjónsdóttir

“Theories of mainstreaming, integration, inclusion and school for all have affected the educational policies in Iceland for more than a century. In the educational law from 2008 and the national curriculum 2011 it is made clear that education in Iceland should build on social justice, democracy, human rights and full participation of all in an inclusive school. Inclusive education is a process, a process of increasing participation of all students and decreasing exclusion in the comprehensive school. To make this process effective there is a need to create inclusive practices and pedagogy that builds on social justice, democracy, human rights and equity. My hope for the project T-DiverS is that we will study inclusive schools that use inclusive pedagogy addressing diversity in their practice. In so doing, that we are able to capture the inclusive pedagogy these schools practice and from there we can develop knowledge and understanding of inclusive practices, collect examples of inclusion, inclusive practices and inclusive pedagogy, and create material that describes this and can be in use for us and others. I hope that with such material and examples we will be able to inform, introduce and enlighten student teachers, teachers, administrators and policy makers on inclusive pedagogy and practice.”

-Hafdis Guðjónsdóttir


Institution