Project Details


Across the globe, education today takes place in a setting between competing agendas: one is the testing agenda and the other is the inclusion agenda. These agendas hold major implications in terms of access to education for students all over the world.

The agendas of testing and inclusion point to a dilemma between, on the one hand, ideals about accountability, assessment, and measurable levels of success and, on the other hand, ambitions to create a school system that can support possibilities of participation and learning for all students, that is, universal education access, regardless of special needs, social background, gender, ethnicity, religion, or other defining labels.

The purposes of this research project are to 1) map and analyse this dilemma, as it is in evidence in a number of selected national contexts; 2) draw conclusions about the implications in terms of educational access; and 3) present solutions for the improvement of educational access.
Effective start/end date01/08/201930/04/2022


  • Testing
  • Inclusion
  • Comparative Education


  • 1 Conference organisation or participation
  • 1 Visiting another research institution

University of Oxford, Oxford, U.K.

Christian Ydesen (Visiting researcher)

23 Sep 20199 Dec 2019

Activity: Visiting another research institution

Inclusive Education Systems

Christian Ydesen (Participant)

17 Sep 201919 Sep 2019

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

Research Output

Implementing inclusive education policies - the challenges of organizational change in a danish municipality

Ydesen, C. & Andersen, C. K., 4 Mar 2020, In : Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy. 6, 1, p. 69-78 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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    Inclusion in Testing Times: Implications for Citizenship and Participation

    Ydesen, C., Milner, A. L., Aderet-German, T. R., Caride, E. G., Ruan, Y., Hansen, I. S. & Acosta, F., 24 Aug 2020, UNESCO.

    Research output: Book/ReportReportResearchpeer-review

    Open Access
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