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ERIC Number: EJ919221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3116
The Structured Classroom
Ljusberg, Anna-Lena
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v15 n2 p195-210 2011
The aim of this article is to highlight the organisation of the remedial classroom. The data were collected from observations and semi-structured interviews with 10 teachers in remedial classes for children seen and treated as having concentration deficits. The teachers use primarily compensatory language that places the deficits in the pupils. Something appearing both in the interviews and in the organisation of the classroom is the "structured classroom". In the remedial class it can be expressed by dividing the pupils' working place areas with screens or turning the pupils' desks toward a bare wall, and strongly structuring the teaching. By pointing out the problem as pupils' social deficits, the schools reduce their agency. The goal of remedial classes is that the pupils will return to the ordinary class. This article suggests that what pupils in remedial classes learn primarily is to be a pupil in a remedial class. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden