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Klang, Nina; Gustafson, Katarina; Möllås, Gunvie; Nilholm, Claes; Göransson, Kerstin – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
With the increasing focus on inclusion, special needs educators (SNEs) are now expected to share responsibility for pupils with teacher colleagues and to lead school development, but it is a challenge to enact this role in schools. The aim of the study was to explore how professional roles of Swedish SNEs are enacted in local school contexts. From…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Disabilities, Teachers, Teacher Role
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Nilholm, Claes; Göransson, Kerstin – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2017
The purpose of this review is to further our knowledge about what is meant by inclusion in research addressing the topic. While it is common to remark that inclusion is defined in different ways in research, few attempts have been made to map and analyse different types of definitions and whether there are patterns to be find in how the concept is…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Journal Articles, Literature Reviews, Educational Research
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Göransson, Kerstin; Nilholm, Claes – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
The purpose of this paper is to critically analyse research about inclusive education. Prior reviews and the outcome of a recent search of databases are analysed with regard to (a) how inclusion is defined and (b) what empirical knowledge there is regarding factors that make schools and classrooms more inclusive. Our point of departure is that we…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Inclusion, Criticism, Mainstreaming
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Lindqvist, Gunilla; Nilholm, Claes – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
The purpose of the reported interview study from Sweden is to contribute to our understanding of how head teachers can promote inclusive practices. Five head teachers were selected from a larger sample of head teachers working in compulsory schools (6-16) according to specific criteria in order to obtain head teachers who work effectively and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers
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Goransson, Kerstin; Malmqvist, Johan; Nilholm, Claes – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2013
This paper reports on the development of a framework for the classification of local school ideologies in relation to inclusion that provides a tool for classifying the general educational direction as well as work with pupils in need of special support of individual schools. The framework defines different aspects of local school ideology in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Ideology, Classification
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Nilholm, Claes; Alm, Barbro – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2010
A case study of what appears to be an inclusive classroom in Sweden is reported. The group of children in the class studied was very heterogeneous: five of the 15 children had a disability diagnosis at the time of the study. One aim of the study was to develop a methodology which can be used in order to investigate in what sense classrooms are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Inclusive Schools
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Nilholm, Claes – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2006
Initially, it is pointed out that adherents of a psycho-medical perspective often suggest exclusive solutions to special educational dilemmas and that such theorizing has been heavily attacked in past decades. However, it is argued that opposition of the psycho-medical understanding of special education runs the risk of blurring differences…
Descriptors: Special Education, Inclusive Schools, Democracy, Social Sciences