Theory and Methodology in International Comparative Classroom Studies

Author:
Marit H. Andersen, Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta, Daniela Cvitković, Irma Čehić, Harry Daniels, Alma Dizdarević, Eivind Engebretsen, Charles Gardou, Selmir Hadžić, Ljiljana Igrić, Snezana Ilić, Ivan Ivić, Damjana Kogovšek, Stanislav Košir, Selma Džemidžić Kristiansen, Natalija Lisak, Goran Nedovic, Martina Ozbič, May Britt Postholm, Dragan Rapaić, Ragnar Rommetveit, Nevzeta Salihović, Per Koren Solvang, Irena Stojkovic, Kristin Hjorthaug Urstad, Astrid K. Wahl, Sadeta Zečić
Volume editor:
Berit H. Johnsen

Synopsis

This anthology is addressed to researchers, students and professionals within education and special needs education as well as related fields such as psychology, health sciences and other fields within the social sciences and humanities.

  • Part One contains two articles; one is an introduction to the anthology, while the other gives the reader insight into the history of educational ideas from the beginning of elementary education “for all and everyone” in 1739 to current efforts being made to implement the principles of the inclusive school.

  • Part Two contains seven articles that mainly provide perspectives from cultural-historical and didactic-curricular theories, focusing on certain aspects of practice such as communication and care as well as teaching, learning and development.
  • Why does it take such a long time to realise the principle of inclusion? Amongst the many and legitimate assumptions, there is an increasing awareness of ethical issues. Part Three addresses these issues by paying specific attention to Bulgarian-French scholar Julia Kristeva’s social critique and her introduction of an ethical-political programme where our shared human sense of vulnerability is at the centre of civic solidarity and inclusion.

  • Part Four is devoted to methodological considerations and choices. Small-scale research projects are in focus, particularly classroom studies related to international comparative analysis. Various qualitative approaches are investigated, including case studies and “mixed methods”. Action research has in particular attracted interest from classroom researchers and is therefore outlined and discussed in several articles.

This is the second of three anthologies related to the international comparative research cooperation project WB 04/06: Development towards the Inclusive School: Practices – Research – Capacity Building.

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Author Biographies

Berit H. Johnsen

Berit H. Johnsen is Dr. Scient in Special Needs Education and Associate Professor at the Department of Special Needs Education, University of Oslo, Norway. She is the main coordinator of the international research cooperation project WB 04/06 and editor and co-author in Anthology no 1 (2013) and this anthology.

Marit H. Andersen

Marit H. Andersen is Senior Researcher at Clinic of Cancer Medicine, Surgery and Transplantation, Oslo University Hospital, and Associate Professor at Department of Health Sciences, Institute of Health and Society, the Medical
Faculty, University of Oslo.

Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta

Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta is Professor of Education, Department of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences, Örebro University. She has interdisciplinary and multi-field disciplinary backgrounds and participates in a world-wide research network. One of her main research fields is disability studies.

Daniela Cvitković

Daniela Cvitković is a PhD Research Fellow at the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Zagreb. She is also co-author in Anthology no 1 (2013) of the international research cooperation project WB 04/06.

Irma Čehić

Irma Čehić is a PhD Research Fellow at the Faculty of Education, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is also co-author in Anthology no 1 (2013) of the international research cooperation project WB 04/06.

Harry Daniels

Harry Daniels is Professor of Education at Oxford University, UK. He also holds chairs in Osaka, Moscow and Brisbane. He has written extensively on the theoretical development and application of post-Vygotskyan theory and Bernstein’s sociology of pedagogy. His current research projects are concerned with exclusion from school and questions as to whether the design of schools matters.

Alma Dizdarević

Alma Dizdarević is Dr Scient in Social Sciences and Assistant Professor at the Department of Education and Rehabilitation, University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is co-author in Anthology no 1 (2013) of the international research cooperation project WB 04/06.

Eivind Engebretsen

Eivind Engebretsen is Professor at the Institute of Health and Society, the Medical Faculty, University of Oslo. He has introduced the French-Bulgarian scholar, Julian Kristeva, to researchers within education, special needs education, psychology and medicine in Norway.

Charles Gardou

Charles Gardou is Professor of Anthropology at Universite Lyon2. Together with Julia Kristeva he is president and founder of the Conseil National Handicap (National Council for Disability). In his research Gardou particularly focuses on the concept of vulnerability in new and original perspectives, combining special needs education, anthropology and literature.

Selmir Hadžić

Selmir Hadžić is Speech and Language Pathologist from the University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and works at the special school and service centre Mjedenica, Sarajevo. He is also co-author in Anthology no 1 (2013) of the international research cooperation project WB 04/06.

Ljiljana Igrić

Ljiljana Igrić is Professor and Head of the Doctoral Degree Programme in Disability Studies at the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia, Adjunct faculty member at York University, Toronto, and President of the Inclusion Support Centre IDEM. She is also co-author in Anthology no 1 (2013) of the international research cooperation project WB 04/06.

Snezana Ilić

Snezana Ilić is a PhD Research Fellow at the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation, University of Belgrade, Serbia, and she is also co-author in Anthology no 1 (2013) of the international research cooperation project WB 04/06.

Ivan Ivić

Ivan Ivić, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in child psychology at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia, and former Federal Minister of Education and Culture. Amongst his international contributions is his work as expert for education in UNESCO, OECD and UNICEF, and his articles on Lev. Vygotsky, which have been translated to several languages. He has been honoured with several Serbian and international awards for his scientific and human rights work.

Damjana Kogovšek

Damjana Kogovšek is Dr Scient at the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She is also a co-author in Anthology no 1 (2013) of the international research cooperation project WB
04/06.

Stanislav Košir

Stanislav Košir is Dr Scient and Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is also a co-author in Anthology no 1 (2013) of the international research cooperation
project WB 04/06.

Selma Džemidžić Kristiansen

Selma Džemidžić Kristiansen is Pedagogue from the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Master of Philosophy in Special Needs Education from the University of Oslo, Norway. She is also a co-author in Anthology no 1 (2013) of the international research cooperation project WB 04/06.

Natalija Lisak

Natalija Lisak is a PhD Research Fellow in Inclusive Education and Rehabilitation and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia.

Goran Nedovic

Goran Nedovic, PhD, is Professor at the University of Belgrade, Faculty for Special Education and Rehabilitation, Serbia. He is also a co-author in Anthology no 1 (2013) of the international research cooperation project WB 04/06.

Martina Ozbič

Martina Ozbič is Dr Scient and Associate Professor at the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She is also a co-author in Anthology no 1 (2013) of the international research cooperation project WB 04/06.

May Britt Postholm

May Britt Postholm is Professor at the Programme for Teacher Education, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (NTNU). Postholm’s interests are mainly in the areas of qualitative educational research, and she has published several books and articles on teaching and learning on both a national and international basis.

Dragan Rapaić

Dragan Rapaić, PhD, is Professor at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Special Education and Rehabilitation, Serbia. He is also a co-author in Anthology no 1 (2013) of the international research cooperation project WB 04/06.

Ragnar Rommetveit

Ragnar Rommetveit is Professor Emeritus in psychology at the University of Oslo and has been engaged in teaching and research within several American and European universities. Since the publication of Social Norms and Roles (1953), he has written numerous books and articles in English and Norwegian. The book Språk, tanke og kommunikasjon (Language, Thought and Communication, 1972) is a classic within Norwegian Special Needs Education.

Nevzeta Salihović

Nevzeta Salihović is Dr Scient in Social Sciences with a specialisation in Speech and Language Pathology and Associate Professor at University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is also a co-author in Anthology no 1 (2013) of the international research cooperation project WB 04/06.

Per Koren Solvang

Per Koren Solvang is Professor at Oslo and Akershus University College in Applied Sciences (HiOA). He has dedicated his studies to the sociology of disabilities.

Irena Stojkovic

Irena Stojkovic, PhD, is Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology, University of Belgrade, Faculty for Special Education and Rehabilitation, Serbia. She is a co-author in Anthology no 1 (2013) of the international research cooperation project WB 04/06.

Kristin Hjorthaug Urstad

Kristin Hjorthaug Urstad is Associate Professor at University of Stavanger, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Health Studies.

Astrid K. Wahl

Astrid K. Wahl is Professor and Head of Department of Health Sciences, Institute of Health and Society, the Medical Faculty, University of Oslo.

Sadeta Zečić

Sadeta Zečić is Prof. Dr. in Special Pedagogy and Speech Pathology. She is engaged on the Faculty of Education, University of Sarajevo, and Head of Department of Defectology, University of Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina. She is also a co-author in Anthology no 1 (2013) of the international research cooperation project WB 04/06.

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