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ERIC Number: EJ831056
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0968-7599
Children with Cognitive Disabilities in a Swedish Educational Context: Reflections from a Case Study
Allodi, Mara Westling
Disability & Society, v22 n6 p639-653 Oct 2007
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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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden