Children with Special NeedsSemester Course

Children with Special Needs, Elective Course at DIS Copenhagen
Major Discipline(s)
Child Development, Education / Educational Studies, Sociology
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

This course considers children with special needs from a critical disability studies perspective. We examine the topics of inclusion, disability, and quality of life within the Danish social welfare system through the lens of Nordic pedagogy. The voices of disabled persons and families are included in class to help understand how their lives are affected by public and educational policies.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Human Development, Public Health


Jennifer Duncan-Bendix

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.Ed. (Daycare and Primary School, Aarhus University, 2014). B.A. (Human Development and Family Studies – Early Childhood Development and Education, University of Connecticut, 2006). Assistant Program Director of Child Development and Diversity, DIS, 2014-2021. Pedagogue in the International and Danish communities in Copenhagen, 2008-2010. Interests include cross-cultural practices, discourses, and research related to how we create active and caring environments for young children. With DIS since 2007.

Child Diversity & Development, Jennifer Duncan-Bendix