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Ibland är det svårt: Varför specialpedagogen ibland nekas tillträde av lärarna till klassrum/lektion
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this work has been to investigate how it is that it sometimes can be difficult for special educators to gain access by teachers to the classroom/lesson to make observations. A partial order has been to determine whether the special educator can curb the negative response from the teacher in question, concerning access to the classroom/lesson.


The survey has a phenomenological perspective as the basis of the test procedures and the analyses made. Phenomenology has as its starting point that the human does not perceive the world in the same way, and that she has different motives and intentions for her actions. In order to understand why the human act like she does, you have to create an image of the personal meaning behind this action. To create this image, I have implemented conversational interviews with five teachers at a high school, in central Sweden.


The investigation revealed that it is missing that the school's teachers are clearly informed of which laws and regulations the special educator is subordinate to. None of the teachers had been informed by their headmaster on the importance of cooperation with the special educator. This means that when the special educator visits and because of confidentiality has been unable to tell us why, the special educator could be perceived as checking the teacher.


To inform before the visit about how the visit should be done, and what the purpose of the visit is are very important factors to make the teachers in the study to feel comfortable with having a special educator in the classroom. There were teachers in the study who demanded answers as to why the visit would take place, in order to let in special educator in the classroom. It was, however, none of the teachers who denied the special educator access to the classroom/lesson due to unwillingness, but there were underlying factors such as to protect students and provide them with an environment conducive to work.


Based on the descriptions, given by the teachers in the study, it appears as if the cooperation between all concerned to create good conditions for the pupils fails.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 38 p.
Keyword [en]
special educator, denied access to the classroom/lesson, observations, laws and regulations relating to special educator
Keyword [sv]
specialpedagog nekas tillträde till klassrum/lektion, observationer, lagar
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-14029Local ID: SPE C-7OAI: diva2:537917
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Special Education
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-07-03 Created: 2012-06-28 Last updated: 2012-07-03Bibliographically approved

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