Sjukhusundervisning för barn med cancerdiagnosen hjärntumör: om normalitet och utanförskap
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Background: Studies have shown that 66 children and teenagers in Sweden suffers from brain tumor every year. Children and teenagers who can´t participate in the regular school for a longer time for whatever reason, have by the school law the right to education in hospitals or institutions. Education that take place in other places than school most try to follow the same guidelines as his/hers usual school. This applies to students in elementary school, compulsory school, special school, Sami school, secondary school and upper secondary school.
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to find out how three teachers at a hospital school plans their work with children in grade from 1 to 3, who suffer from cancer, especially brain tumor. How can the teachers at the hospital school plan and organize their teaching so that it´s possible for the children whit brain tumor to feel as normal as possible. How does the common work between the consultant nurse, teachers at the hospitals and their ordinary school prevent the children to feel like an outsider?
Method: I have chosen to do a qualitative study followed by three interviews whit three informants who works at a hospital school. One interview with the head of the unit, one interview with the special education teacher and one interview with the consultant nurse who works as a contact for the affected students.
Conclusions: The result of my thesis is primarily that it`s important to have a good contact, communication and attitude to the students, so that their time at the hospitalschool will be as normal as possible. And in that way minimize the risk to feel and bee seen as a outsider.
Result: Hospitalschool is a very god communal operation for those students who needs it.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 40 p.
Hospitalschool, Childcancer, Normality, Exclusion
Sjukhusskola, Barncancer, Normalitet, Utanförskap
Pedagogy Educational Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-17827OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-17827DiVA: diva2:582720
Subject / course
Gunnarsson, David, Högskoleadjunkt
Runefelt, Leif, Högskolelektor