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The ‘Learning Office’ as an Approach for Inclusive Education in Mathematics: Opportunities and Challenges

  • Désirée LaubensteinEmail author
  • Kirsten Guthöhrlein
  • Christian Lindmeier
  • David Scheer
  • Dirk Sponholz
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Abstract

The main goal of the case study presented in this paper was to evaluate an example of how inclusive mathematics education can be organised within a whole school approach. We selected a comprehensive school which was identified as successful in managing the heterogeneity of students within the classroom. This school uses an approach called learning office, which we describe in the theoretical section of the paper. We used video-based observations, stimulated recalls and group interviews to evaluate how the learning office is implemented in practice. From these data sources, several opportunities and challenges could be derived. Keeping some methodical limitations in mind, we can conclude that the learning office seems to be an adequate approach for designing inclusive mathematics education.

Keywords

Inclusive education Learning office Classroom research Secondary-level education 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Désirée Laubenstein
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kirsten Guthöhrlein
    • 2
  • Christian Lindmeier
    • 2
  • David Scheer
    • 1
  • Dirk Sponholz
    • 2
  1. 1.Universität PaderbornPaderbornGermany
  2. 2.Universität Koblenz-LandauLandauGermany

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