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ERIC Number: EJ908149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3116
Pre-School Teachers', Other Professionals', and Parental Concerns on Cooperation in Pre-School--All around Children in Need of Special Support: The Swedish Perspective
Sandberg, Anette; Ottosson, Lisbeth
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v14 n8 p741-754 Dec 2010
The aim of this study was to discover and describe parents', pre-school teachers', and other professionals' experiences of cooperation regarding children in need of special support. It is a topic that arouses many different feelings and experiences. This study has a qualitative procedure with a phenomenological approach. The data collection in this study consists of interviews from 20 participants. It becomes apparent that pre-school teachers lack training in cooperation, as well as that further education has not been available to any mentionable extent. In this study it becomes clear that there is a large difference between various pre-schools regarding knowledge and motivation to provide the extra support that many children need. This study also shows that accessibility to and information from other professionals to parents is basic for them to feel safety and support. Different aspects of cooperation are highlighted and discussed. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden