If a Sprawling Teacher Education of Special Education Needs (SEN) is the Answer, What is the Question?
2015 (English)In: WSNE 2015 Proceedings / [ed] C. A. Shoniregun, G.A. Akmayeva, Philadephia, USA: Infonomics Society, 2015, 71-75 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Teacher education of SEN looks different over the globe. This paper discusses the notion of SEN in the light of Swedish teacher education of SEN at Linnaeus University. An analysis of institutional documents governing the education has been made. The results show that SEN is expressed in different ways in the documents and is very much connected to needs in the education. It also shows, even though the directions has different target groups, that the notion of SEN has a common basis in facing the needs of all children and students. The differences can be seen in what kind of mission the teacher of SEN has. The results show that the mission of the special pedagogue is more on an overall level and the mission of special teachers is more connected to the learning of the individual child, even though both of the SEN teachers have much the same mission.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Philadephia, USA: Infonomics Society, 2015. 71-75 p.
Teacher education special needs
Social Sciences Pedagogy
Research subject Pedagogics and Educational Sciences, Special Education
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-42382ISBN: 978-1-908320-56-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-42382DiVA: diva2:805295
WCSNE, World Congress of Special Needs Education, August 17-20, 2015, Philadelphia