Special Education in the Early Years: Summary and Outlook

Heidi Harju-Luukkainen*, Natallia Bahdanovich Hanssen, Christel Sundqvist

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The education systems across the Nordic countries have adopted international frameworks; indeed, starting from ECEC, the entire education systems are formed around key principles on equity and full participation possibilities for all children. This chapter gives readers a summary and outlook on the different chapters of this book. It describes some of the similarities and differences when it comes to special educational policies and practices. In this chapter, different enablers and challenges are presented, as well as the developmental objects identified by the authors across this book.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpecial Education in the Early Years
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives on Policy and Practice in the Nordic Countries
EditorsHeidi Harju-Luukkainen, Natallia Bahdanovich Hanssen, Christel Sundqvist
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-91297-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-91296-3, 978-3-030-91299-4
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

NameInternational Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Development
ISSN (Print)2468-8746
ISSN (Electronic)2468-8754


  • Challenges
  • Future
  • Inclusion
  • Tensions
  • Trends


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