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Children with cognitive disabilities in a Swedish educational context: reflections from a case study
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Specialpedagogiska institutionen.
2007 (English)In: Disability & Society, Vol. 22, no 6, 639-653 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The present study analyses the experience of parents of children with cognitive disabilities attending compulsory school in regular classes or in special units. It relates this experience to the arguments presented by the staff of special education services in a Swedish municipality, their administrative decisions and the organization of special education services. The parents had different standpoints: some defended the existence of special units and the resources available to them, while some fought to have their children accepted in regular classes, while other parents accepted the special units but were critical of certain aspects of their functioning. The situation presented here seems likely to generate conflicts between parents and educational administrators, and even among parents.

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2007. Vol. 22, no 6, 639-653 p.
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cognitive disability, educational system, inclusion, parents, special educational provisions, special educational needs
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-17790ISI: 000250691600007OAI: diva2:184311
Available from: 2009-01-20 Created: 2009-01-20 Last updated: 2011-01-11Bibliographically approved

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