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Swedish education in upper secondary schools for students with intellectual disabilities: from a student perspective
Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2636-7452
2015 (English)In: Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, ISSN 2329-7018, Vol. 2, no 2, 165-179 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Swedish upper secondary education includes special secondary schooling for students with intellectual disabilities. The aim of this study was to gain an understanding of students’ experiences of attending special secondary schools. An interpretative approach was used to analyse data from repeated in-depth interviews with 14 female and 12 male students from 5 different schools. Analysis revealed participants’ school experiences could be categorised in three different ways; having a sense of awareness, a sense of confidence, and a sense of uncertainty, while their overarching attitudes towards school attendance were characterised by dejection, determination, or a combination of these. These different experiences of school and attitudes towards it demonstrate the complexity of the participants’ situation, the advantages and disadvantages of this type of schooling, and the participants’ experiences of being categorised as deviant by others. © 2015 Australasian Society for Intellectual Disability

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Melbourne, VIC: Routledge, 2015. Vol. 2, no 2, 165-179 p.
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Intellectual disability, students’ experiences, upper secondary school, Swedish special schools, categorisation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-29975DOI: 10.1080/23297018.2015.1067866OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-29975DiVA: diva2:877987
Available from: 2015-12-08 Created: 2015-12-08 Last updated: 2015-12-08Bibliographically approved

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