Erfarenheter av hörande klass och hörselklass : Två hörselskadade elevers berättelser om skolsituationen i två olika skolformer
The national federation of hearing-impaired people asserts that a large number of hearing-impaired children and youths fail in school today. It is of frequent occurrence that hearing-impaired pupils shall be in a class with hearing pupils. In spite of this there are special classes for hearing-impaired pupils.The purpose of this essay is to examine two hearing-impaired pupils´ experiences of being in a class with hearing pupils and their experiences of schooling in a class with hearing-impaired pupils. The essay is focus on social- and learning aspects. The aim of this essay is to notice positive and negative consequences for the hearing-impaired pupil of being in the two different school forms, in their own words.This essay is using life stories which are a part of a narrative method. Two hearing-impaired pupils have told their stories about being in two different school forms. The result of this essay is that the two hearing-impaired pupils experience that they are out of the social fellowship in the class with hearing pupils. The hearing-impaired pupils also have difficulties with the education in the class with hearing pupils. The education in the class with entirely hearing-impaired pupils is suited for the hearing-impaired pupils´ needs. They also become a part of the social fellowship in the class with hearing-impaired pupils because the hearing-impair does not seem like a handicap.The conclusion of the result is that the optimum school form for the hearing-impaired pupils appears to be in a class with entirely hearing-impaired pupils. This conclusion can only be based on the two pupils who have been a part of this essay.
School:Högskolan i Skövde
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:integration hearing impair class with impaired pupils
Date of Publication:04/07/2008