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Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Working with students with externalizing behavior problems requires knowledge of factors in the school environment that promotes pupils' social development and prevent behavior problems. Knowledge about the possible link between view and attitude, could contribute to a more considered approach which favors the development of pupils. This study aims to develop knowledge about teachers' views of and treatment of students with externalizing behavior problems. Through qualitative interviews among eight teachers at three schools the researcher sought answers to teachers' views of and treatment of students with externalizing behavior problems. The result of the study has been analyzed based on the social ecological theory. The study showed an appreciation of the importance of the interaction between individual and environment, personal development of individuals. Despite knowledge of the role the environment plays and the importance of good relationships and adaptations in the school situation, experiencing teachers difficulties to professionally respond to these students. The biggest obstacle considered teachers to be too large classes, too few teachers, and that they sometimes lacked knowledge of students' difficulties and problems. The result shows that with training and guidance on students 'difficulties as well as an economy that supports smaller classes and higher teacher ratio, teachers' work with students with externalizing behavior problems would become easier and the students are given more opportunities for success in their school situation.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-97413OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-97413DiVA: diva2:772446
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Special Edcation Programme