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På väg mot en tillgänglig utbildning för elever inom autismspektrumtillstånd: En kvalitativ intervjustudie utifrån några informanters beskrivning av ett kommunövergripande skolutvecklingsprojekt
Kristianstad University, School of Education and Environment.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis is a part of Master Degree within the field of Education science at Kristianstad University.

The aim of this study is based on a few informants’ descriptions and experiences of the schools in a municipal school changed their work to increase inclusion for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The focus of the study is the changes which have been implemented, how it has influenced the student group's schooling and what success factors and challenges the school has encountered.

According to the Swedish Education Act, shall the Swedish regular school be available to all scholars. However, several studies and accounts show that primary schools have found it difficult to meet the educational needs of students with ASD.  The national board of education (2009) and The Swedish schools inspectorate (2012) criticizing the school for not investigating the students' needs and supply adequate support.

The study was conducted by a qualitative approach; data were collected through semi-structured - and focus interviews. The choice to use interviews are based on interesting to let each informant describes how their school, meet and educated students with ASD and what elements they consider important developments of an inclusive school for pupils with ASD.

The implication of the results confirms that by increasing the knowledge about autism spectrum disorders of the instructors, the school has developed a more including learning environment for the students. By creating, a flexible organization in the school’s students gives the chance to be in school on their own terms. Belonging to a class on their own terms, with the possibility of instructing in different contexts, has increased the presence of many students.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 75 p.
Keyword [en]
Autism Spectrum Disorder, Included education, Flexible organization, Competence of ASD, Consensus, Systems theory
Keyword [sv]
Autismspektrumtillstånd, Tillgänglig utbildning, flexenhet, Kompetensutveckling, Samsyn, Systemteori
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Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-17016OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-17016DiVA: diva2:1120857
Subject / course
Education
Educational program
Masterprogram i utbildningsvetenskap
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2017-07-10 Created: 2017-07-07 Last updated: 2017-07-10Bibliographically approved

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