“Since 1974, the development in the Icelandic school system has been towards inclusion. The policy was clearly established and defined in the National curriculum from 2011, following the Act on compulsory education from 2008.
Attitudes and values in the initial teacher training are important for the development of inclusive practice. In the teacher education program at the University of Iceland, School of Education, I work to introduce strategies for inclusive practice in the courses I teach as well as in collaboration with the vocational teachers. My focus in preparing the teacher learners for teaching diverse groups of students is based on the statements and policies of UNESCO, as well as the local Icelandic policy environment. The TdiverS project will be useful for me in working with teacher learners in their practicum in collaboration with their reception teachers, to show them good examples of how inclusion can work in praxis.”