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Ge dem en röst: Lärares uppfattningar om hur de skapar förutsättningar för elevers delaktighet i grundsärskolan. 
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of pedagogy.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of pedagogy.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Give them a voice : Teachers perceptions of how they create opportunities for students' participation in special school. (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to examine how teachers enable students with intellectual disabilities to participate in their own learning journey. The study is based on qualitative methods and data collection has been done through five individual interviews in another European country. The interviews are analysed with a qualitative method inspired by Bryman (2011). The studies theoretical frame is founded on thoughts of Dewey (1997; 2002; 2004).


The results of this study shows, among other things, that good relationship between adults in school and students are an important base for participation. To build a good relationship to the students, the teacher has to have good knowledge of each individual student and its disability. To create conditions for students participation in their own learning it is important to ground the education and teaching on meaningful learning based on the students interests. The students need to see their own development through small steps. It is significant that the students know what and why they are working with each assignment. That enables their participation in their own learning journey. Another thing that the results of the study show, is that the context of the school enables students participating. It is about the schools approach and sharing experience and knowledge with other teachers. It is important that each teacher is involved in a good communication system where they all work towards the same goal for the students. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
Participation, intellectuall disability, learning journey
Keyword [sv]
Delaktighet, intellektuell funktionsnedsättning, kunskapsutveckling, grundsärskola
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-29995OAI: diva2:659620
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Speciallärarprogrammet Specialisering mot undervisning av elever med utvecklingsstörning
Available from: 2013-10-29 Created: 2013-10-26 Last updated: 2013-10-29Bibliographically approved

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