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Kunskap om sex och samlevnad hos elever med normbrytande intellektuell funktionsvariation: En kvalitativ studie om grundsärskoleelevers tillgång till kunskap om sex och samlevnad
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Knowledge About Sex and Relationships in Differently Abled Pupils : A Qualitative Study of Pupils in Special Schools (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to investigate how teachers in schools for youths with intellectual

disabilities view their pupils’ abilities to access sex education. The study is based on

individual interviews with five teachers in years 6 - 9. The theoretical framework has been

set by Michel Foucault’s theories on normality and power and “the ignored curriculum” as

described by Nathalie A. Gougeon. It is also supported by additional theories on normality

and sexuality. The results of the study show that, these pupils have a harder time finding

information about sex and relationships, because of the stigma surrounding people with

intellectual disabilities in relation to sexuality, and because of the lack of information about

sex outside the classroom for youths with intellectual disabilities. Youths with no

intellectual disabilities learn about sex also outside of classrooms to a large extent, which is

more difficult for youths with intellectual disabilities. The role of the teacher as provider of

sex education is therefore crucial.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 57 p.
Keyword [en]
intellectual disabilities, differently abled, learning disabilities, sex education, sexuality education, special school education, ignored curriculum, normality
Keyword [sv]
intellektuella funktionshinder, intellektuella funktionsnedsättningar, intellektuella funktionsvariationer, utvecklingsstörning, sex- och samlevnadsundervisning, sexualkunskap, särskola, grundsärskola, ignorerade läroplanen, normalitet
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-133608OAI: diva2:967826
Available from: 2016-09-12 Created: 2016-09-09 Last updated: 2016-09-12Bibliographically approved

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