Relationships of collaboration and power between specialist teachers and mainstream teachers in inclusive schools
This article proposes a theorization of the collaborative relationship between mainstream and special education teachers. Our results show that inclusive policies place special education teachers in an ambiguous professional norm: participatory reserve. To support pupils with special needs, they seek to influence mainstream education teachers’ practices, leading them to seek two forms of power. However, mainstream education teachers exert a counter-power effect in addition to the norms of convivialism, benevolent neutrality and caring attitude.
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