Promises of Reflexivity

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dc.contributor.author Ratner, Helene
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-19
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-20T11:54:42Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-20T11:54:42Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06-20
dc.identifier.isbn 9788792842756
dc.identifier.isbn 9788792842749
dc.identifier.issn 0906-6934
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8459
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines “reflexivity” as the key theme for understanding how Danish school managers work with the currently influential political vision of including students with special needs in the common school (educating children aged 5-16). Despite repeated attempts to realize the vision of inclusion, the number of students referred to special pedagogical services, and thus segregated from the common school, has continued to grow, especially since 1995. There is a widespread consent that this development is due to the schools’ practices and socially constructed categories of “special needs” and “normalcy.” Pedagogical scholars and recent policy initiatives posit that schools can achieve the much-wanted cultural change towards inclusion if teachers reflect (more) on their mindsets and practices. When advocating inclusion, scholars often refer to school managers as “leaders of meaning construction,” thus emphasizing their importance in facilitating cultural change. Existing knowledge practices are depicted as too “durable” with the unintended side-effects of segregation and budget overruns, and school managers are, following, encouraged making teachers change their practices through (self-) reflexivity. en_US
dc.format.extent 400 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.publisher Copenhagen Business School en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries PhD Series;24.2012
dc.title Promises of Reflexivity en_US
dc.type phd en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt12jun20 lbjl en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Ledelse, Politik og Filosofi en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort LPF en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort MPP en_US
dc.idnumber 9788792842756 en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2012 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Managing and Researching Inclusive Schools en_US


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