Förändringsagenter i elevhälsan
: Specialpedagogers uppdrag och digital journaldokumentation

Translated title of the thesis: Change agents in student wellness teams: Special educators’ role and digital journal documentation
  • Lisbeth Friberg

Student thesis: Professional degree, Advanced level


The purpose with my research is to investigate special educators’ tasks in three different student wellness teams and how special educators experience their work with digital journal systems.

The study has a qualitative approach where semi-structured interviews were used as the method with four special educators and a principal. A hermeneutic approach is applied as the interpretative analysis of the interview data. The result of this study shows that administrative tasks and preparation of cases before student wellness teams meetings and educational documentation are common tasks for special educators for those partaking in this study. The special educator’s perspective to find alternative ways and solutions to learning is common as well as adaptive teaching, especially on an individual level but also in groups. Cooperation between special educator and principal is sought after by special educators in this study but the actual cooperation varies heavily. The digital journal system has created previously unavailable opportunities and the term availability has become a broader meaning by way of archives, templates, and support materials. The downside with the digital journal system is that availability only applies to members of the team and not to others working closely with students.

Date of Award2021-Jun-23
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorLisbeth Ohlsson (Supervisor), Tina Kullenberg (Examiner) & Daniel Östlund (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Special Education Programme

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Pedagogical Work (50304)
  • Pedagogy (50301)
  • Learning (50303)


  • change agents
  • digital journals
  • documentation
  • special educators and student wellness teams

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