Inclusion means that every student is equal to one another and that the teacher is making sure the needs of all students in the classroom are being met. In an inclusive team a special-needs teacher, class teacher and a special-needs assistant work together in a model that benefits both teachers and students. In this experiment we will be following how inclusion is being implemented in a classroom setting daily and what kind of practical approaches are being used in teaching and learning.
What is the idea of the experiment?
The experiment will turn the school into an inclusive school for all students to receive equal opportunities in integration. This will require the structure of the school to be renewed.
How will the experiment be scheduled and how will it be put into practice?
The experiment will be conducted in the Fall of 2016 and followed by an implementation of the inclusion model. Students will be taught inclusively with special needs students and students with Finnish as a second language combined with basic classes throughout the school years in all grades.
Is this a new experiment or is this based on an existing one?
In the Pasila Comprehensive School inclusive classrooms have been operational since 2009 and the continued development of these practices will be the main aim in this experiment.
Pasila Comprehensive School.
Organization: Pasila Comprehensive School
Contact person: Maria Uutaniemi