Specialpedagogens uppdrag Quick fix eller Helhetslösning?

Translated title of the thesis: The Special Educator´s Assignment Quick fix or a holistic solution?
  • Ulla Jansson
  • Anette Ringnér

Student thesis: Master, one year


Introduction: The authors have noted during their field days in the education that there are different opinions and thoughts about the special educator's assignments in the activities of the educators. The Special Education Officer's assignments are governed differently depending on management and the powers of the Special Pedagogue in the activities. Aims: To raise aware­ness of educators' views on the special education assignment and how it may affect the role of the Special Educator in an activity. Method: At one time, four educators met in a focus group where the participants were allowed to discuss a number of pictures with claims based on the special education degree scheme. A principal and two special educators answered a quest­ionnaire with the same twelve statements as the focus group and with some open questions. Result: It was different in the pedagogues discussions about the special educator's as­signments, depending on whether it was discussed based on the degree program or whether it was the wish of the educators. Tutorials were often in focus and how tutoring conversations influenced the teachers' work. The educators wanted the specialist teacher's knowledge and stated that it is important to have good cooperation between the professions. School develop­ment was discussed most in the focus group when it was based on the degree scheme. The view of the special education mission needs to be developed in the activities, says the director. Conclusion: Educators express that the special educators are important in the activities while there is uncertainty and ambiguity in the special education mission.

Date of Award2018-Jun-27
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorHelena Andersson (Supervisor) & Lisbeth Ohlsson (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Special Education Programme

Courses and Subjects

  • Education

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Pedagogy (50301)


  • professions theory
  • school development
  • specialist's assignments
  • special pedago¬gical perspectives
  • tutorial

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