Hur några elever beskriver förutsättningar för delaktighet under skoldagen

Translated title of the thesis: How some students describe the condition for participation during the school day
  • Marie Larsson

Student thesis: Master, one year


Participation is a reserch area that is central and up-to-date, not least since the Children`s Convention became law on 1 January 2020. Participation is a reserch area that needs more research to get a greater piccture of student participation. The purpose of this thesis was to describe how five students with disabilities perceive participation.   The study has been conducted with a qualitative approach throgh semi-structured interwiews of five students and an oberservation to make visible a student`s participation in anactivity. In the Thematic content analysis, the result has been analyzed based on the six aspects: affiliation, accessibility, recognition, commitment, interaction and autonomy with support in the participation model (Szönyi & Söderqvist Dunkers, 2018) and the theoretical content analysis is KASAM (Antonovsky, 2005).   The results show that the partipation of pupils with disabilities varies in schools. Students do not see disability as an obstacle to participation, if the right conditions are given. They describe the importance of the environment adapting and listening to their needs so that everyone is given the opportunity based on their abilities. It appears that relationships, friendships, getting the right support and conditions are the themes that enable participation. If these themes are not met, students experience that motivation, focus and energy are lowed. The conclusion with the student`s opportunity for participation, this study show that the student`s voice about experiences creates opportunities to participate

Date of Award2020-Jul-06
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorMaria Rubin (Supervisor) & Carin Roos (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Special Education Programme

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Pedagogy (50301)


  • participation
  • special education
  • accessability
  • disability
  • a school for all

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