En skola för alla?: En skola för elever med autismspektrumtillstånd?En kvalitativ studie som undersöker skolsituationen för elever med autismspektrumtillstånd i en svensk kommun
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
The overall aim of this case study is to find the conditions for pupils in the nine-year compulsory school with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who are instructed in the ordinary classroom. The study explores what kind of support the schools offer these pupils. The study also examines the views of the teachers´, special educators´, principals´ and municipal representatives on what kind of support these pupils need and ought to be offered.The methods used were qualitative interviews and a questionnaire study.The theoretical basis of the study is the three different perspectives of special pedagogy. These perspectives represent three different views on the disorders of pupils.The overall result shows that the municipality offers little support for schools. The study shows that there is little collaboration between schools and ASD-specific support outside school. This study indicates that there is a lack of knowledge about ASD to meet the needs of these students. The conclusion is that schools need substantial knowledge about ASD to work in an including way with these students in a successful way. The study raises a question about the municipal system of allocation of resources.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Autism Spectrum Disorder, Inclusion, Case Study, Compulsory School
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-97048OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-97048DiVA: diva2:770124
Subject / course
Special Edcation Programme