We heard from Valerie Irving, one of our Quality Improvement officers, this afternoon who had visited Oslo, Norway before the summer.
Two of the key principles which guide the education system are:
“The right for every student to have teaching adapted to his/her abilities within the class framework”
“The mode of teaching must not only be adapted to subject and content, but also to age and maturity, the individual learner and the mixed ability of the entire class”
Our own Additional Support for Learning Act suggests a similar entitlement but not in such a specific manner.
Children have a metaphorical “cultural rucksack” in which students place the cultural experiences they are entitled to during their school lives.