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Teaching children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in remedial classes: Brief reserach report
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Child and Youth Studies. (Disability and Handicap Research group)
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Child and Youth Studies.
2008 (English)In: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, ISSN 0342-5282, E-ISSN 1473-5660, Vol. 31, no 4, 351-355 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article focuses on a questionnaire distributed and answered by teachers and parents of children with AD/HD or similar diagnoses. Twenty-one teachers and 40 parents were involved. The result showed that teaching and learning is complicated as the teachers need to spend too much time on reproving the behaviours of the pupils.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 31, no 4, 351-355 p.
Keyword [en]
AD/HD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, remedial class, teaching, school
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Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-15680DOI: 10.1097/MRR.0b013e3283031ed0ISI: 000261485300014OAI: diva2:182200
Available from: 2008-12-08 Created: 2008-12-08 Last updated: 2012-03-07Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Pupils in remedial classes
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Pupils in remedial classes
2009 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this dissertation is to increase understanding of being a pupil in a remedial class. The thesis is based on interviews, questionnaires, and observations and includes parents, teachers, and pupils in ten remedial classes. Fifty-five percent of the studied pupils had no specific diagnosis. The thesis is based on five articles emanating from the interdisciplinary BASTA project (Basic skills, social interaction and training of the working memory). Article I focuses on self-concept, with a rating scale completed by the children. In Article II ethical issues related to the methodology of interviewing children are stressed. Article III focuses on teaching children in remedial classes, and is based on questionnaires completed by teachers and parents. Article IV is based on interviews with pupils. Article V is based on interviews with teachers and on classroom observations, and highlights the classroom climate.

The theoretical approach used is a sociocultural perspective. From this perspective, learning is seen as becoming involved in different discourses, where interaction is seen as part of learning and development.

The results of the thesis show that the pupils become bearers of the school’s perspective and blame the referral to remedial class on shortcomings in themselves. In transferring to the remedial class the pupils can lose their friends. Factors that reinforce this construction are the structured teaching and organisation of the classroom. These may hinder the pupils both in terms of friendship and of learning of subject knowledge. The main result is, however, that what the pupils in remedial classes primarily learn is to be pupils in remedial classes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Institutionen för barn- och ungdomsvetenskap, 2009. 76 p.
Remedial class, attention and/or concentration deficits, pupil perspective, pupil’s perspective, classroom climate, socio-cultural perspective, self-concept
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Child and Youth Science
urn:nbn:se:su:diva-8514 (URN)978-91-7155-802-2 (ISBN)
Public defence
2009-03-13, Dahlströmsalen, Campus Konradsberg, hus D, Rålambsvägen 26 D, Stockholm, 13:00
Available from: 2009-02-19 Created: 2009-02-17 Last updated: 2012-03-07Bibliographically approved

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