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Vägen till och igenom grundsärskolan: En studie om föräldrars upplevelse av hur skolgången sett ut för deras barn med intellektuell funktionsnedsättning.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of pedagogy.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Students who do not achieve the different credentials that Elementary schools demand because of their mental disability, have the alternative to go to special school. Special school has a reduced course of studies, which correspond  to the students' different conditions and qualifications. The students who go to special school have done assessments to establish their need of extra help and support in their education. This paper want to show how the schooling of the children can be experienced from a parental point of view. Parents with children with special needs constantly have to make different choices to promote their children's development.


In this study the parents of disabled children have been interviewed about their children's participation and intergration in ordinary schools and later in special schools. In the interviews the parents have experienced a possiblility to participate and influence their children's schooling. The results of the study show that children who have been intergrated in ordinary schools and have been studying according to the curriculum of special schools, often end up in special school. Parents also talk about the importance for their child to be in a social context and their children have been able to experience fellowship and safety.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-38699OAI: diva2:774114
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Speciallärarprogrammet Specialisering mot undervisning av elever med utvecklingsstörning
Available from: 2015-02-01 Created: 2014-12-19 Last updated: 2015-02-01Bibliographically approved

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