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"En skola för alla" med specialklasser?: En intervjustudie bland lärare angående deras uppfattning om specialklasser
Södertörn University, Lärarutbildningen.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study is about different teacher’s ´conception of remedial classes and its function in Today´s School. “A school for everyone” the utopia that all schools and teachers aspire for. All pupils, regardless of ethnic background, class, and religious affiliation should be able to go to school without being segregated and are seen as different. A large part of the research at this moment shows a picture of segregated schools with remedial classes. If remedial classes cause segregation or inclusion is a dilemma that should be highlighted and discussed. Pupils who are in need of special support should be supported, without being segregated and perceived as different.

To perform this study, qualitative interviews were made. Seven teachers have participated and gave their views on remedial classes and what function they fill for the school.

My theory that has been used highlights two conditions at school. One is segregating integration with the compensatory perspective (kompensatoriska perspektivet), and the other is including integration with the democratic participatory perspective (deltagarperspektiv). The result shows that the teachers who were interviewed, despite the intentions of the  “A school for everyone” and with all risk that remedial classes carries with it, consider it compensatory perspective should be followed to accommodate all the pupils’ needs according to their conditions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 41 p.
Keyword [en]
Remedial classes, inclusion, segregation, a school for everyone, pupils in difficulties, special education.
Keyword [sv]
Specialklass, specialpedagogik, inkludering, segregering, en skola för alla, elever i svårigheter
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-18029OAI: diva2:589520
Subject / course
Education Studies
2013-01-18, 12:17 (Swedish)
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2013-01-18 Created: 2013-01-18 Last updated: 2013-01-18Bibliographically approved

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