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Specialpedagogens yrkesroll och funktion: En kvalitativ studie som fokuserar specialpedagogers specifika kompetens och hur den tas tillvara i skolan
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study covers the work and assignment of special education teachers in Sweden today and also how their competence is being used in school. The study has the relational and categorical perspective as its starting point. This perspective has also been the method, which has been used to analyze the information gathered during the study. The study has a qualitative research method where the data consists of interviews with 8 special education teachers. !The results of the study reveal that schools need the competence of special education teachers and that the schools in this study are using that competence wisely. The statements of the special education teachers show that they have a variety of assignments. For example; guiding other teachers, making action plans for the students and also as important discussion partners for the principal regarding teaching. Several of the special education teachers emphasize that they almost never teach students themselves. In conclusion, the work they do in school is more on a general level than actual interaction with the students. This result differs in comparison to other studies on the subject.

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special education, special education teachers, profession
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-90911OAI: diva2:731863
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Examensarbete Specialpedagogprogrammet
Educational program
Special Edcation Programme
Available from: 2014-07-02 Created: 2014-07-02 Last updated: 2014-07-02Bibliographically approved

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