A Comparative Case Study of Jordanian Inclusion Policies and Practices
Benson, Sarah, Education - Curry School of Education, University of Virginia
Therrien, William, Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education, University of Virginia
To date no comparative studies have been conducted in Jordan, and there is limited qualitative research that frames inclusion, as it is defined by Jordanians. To fill this gap in research, in addition to using a comparative case study, this dissertation utilizes cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT). As an analytical tool and research framework CHAT and activity systems analysis reveal the complex interactions between a context and the subject and object of a case study (Yamagata-Lynch, 2010). The findings of the three studies demonstrate a very localized interpretation of Jordanian laws, influenced by leadership, resources and training.
PHD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Jordan, Inclusion, Case Study, Special Education, Activity Theory