working together intensely, interestingly and internationally
The project members of the project "Education Access Under the Reign of Testing and Inclusion" began a three-day workshop on Wednesday February 5th and concluded their efforts with a lecture and reception by Thomas Popkewitz.
The different team members gave presentations on the histories of the included countries' education systems with a focus on testing and inclusion. Inclusion reforms were a trend in all countries, although national perceptions of who should be mainstreamed and how inclusion was understood differed considerably. The workshop led to lively debates and discussions regarding methodology, how to conceptualize 'testing' and 'inclusion' across national (and linguistic) borders and to what extent the different national agencies should be incooperated.
Postdocs on the project, Ezequiel Gómez Caride (left) and Tali Aderet-German (right) discussing comparative elements of the project with PI Christian Ydesen (center).
Professor Liu Baocun (right) initiating debate on the selection of cases.
Attendees of the workshop on Thursday the 6th of February gather for a quick group photo taken by a student.
For those unfamiliar with Aalborg or needing fresh air, the group embarked on a guided tour through the streets of Aalborg learning of street art, the architecture of the new harbor front and the city's history of ghosts!
We thank all participants for an intriguing and collaborative workshop!