"Jag tror inte de har en susning om hur bra vi löst det"
: undervisningsorganisationen för integrerade elever mottagna i grundsärskolan med undervisning i grundskolan

Translated title of the thesis: "I don´t think they have a clue about how well we solved it": the teaching organization for pupils with intellectual disabilities in ordinary schools
  • Anna Burholm

Student thesis: Master, one year


The aim of this study was to investigate how teachers and principals organize teching for pupils with intellectual disabilities in ordinary schools, so-called integrated pupils. With the help of classroomobservations and interviews answers were sought to the following questions: How is the teaching organized, what conditions for inclusion exists, how do techers and principals describe the collaboration between teachers, assistants, and special teachers and what knowledge exists about the curriculum for pupils with intellectual disabilities?

As theoretical framwork Lundgren´s Frame factor-theory, Aspelin´s relational pedagogy and the special educational perspectivs, individual and relational perspectiv were used. The qualitative surveymethods were observation and interview. Observations of classroom-teaching were supplemented with semi-structured interviews with teachers and principals.

The results of the studie point to a great commitment among the teachers in creating a good organization for the pupils. Overall the teaching is adapted to the pupils needs and conditions.The teachers describe that there is lack of time for planning and collaborations between teachers and assistants. Education of the curriculum for pupils with intellectual disabilities is also insufficient.

This study, although conclusions should be drawn with some caution, points out that some principals are not sufficiently familiar with the curriculum for pupils with intellectual disabilities. Special teachers with knowledge about this curriculum are therefore needed in ordinary schools. Based on the inclusive idea the pupils then can be more socionally and educationally involved in their schools.

Date of Award2019-Jul-10
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorAnn-Elise Persson (Supervisor) & Carin Roos (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Special Education Teacher Programme

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Pedagogical Work (50304)


  • co-teaching
  • curriculum for pupils with intellectual disabilities
  • inclusive classrooms
  • inclusive education
  • integrated pupils
  • intellectual disabilities
  • teaching organization

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