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Inclusive education in Bulgaria and Bosnia and Herzegovina: policy and practice

Tsokova, Diana and Becirevic, Majda (2009). Inclusive education in Bulgaria and Bosnia and Herzegovina: policy and practice. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 24(4) pp. 393–406.

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Abstract

This paper examines developments in inclusive education in Bulgaria (BG) and Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H) in the context of actual and desired accession to the European Union respectively. It seeks to provide insights into the national special education traditions in these countries and aims to establish how these have influenced current developments in inclusive education together with and alongside powerful external change agents. This research focuses on policy makers' perspectives on changes associated with inclusion. There are significant similarities in the way inclusive education reforms are being perceived and implemented in both countries, and analysis suggests there is a strong need for regional co-operation with shifts in both policy and practice.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0885-6257
Keywords: Bulgaria; Bosnia and Herzegovina; special needs; education; European Union; defectology
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care
Item ID: 19421
Depositing User: Majda Becirevic
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2010 11:33
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2012 02:07
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/19421
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