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Inkluderad men ändå exkluderad? : Elevers berättelser om gemenskapen i skolan

by Hultberg, Elinor; Persson, Marie

Abstract (Summary)
As proposed teachers, we have often speculated on if pupils can be included respectively excluded in that common group a class forms. Inclusion has in this work got the meaning of being a social phenomenon that means spirit of togetherness,participation and wellbeing. The aim with the study became thereby to find out what itis that makes pupils feel included respectively excluded in the spirit of togetherness within their school. In the theoretical background, the thought with a school for everyone is presented and what inclusion as social phenomenon means. The study is based on narrative method where interpretation of pupils' stories is a part of the work. The result showed that the spirit of togetherness in the class, friends, teachers, activities in the classroom and on the playground are factors that involve the feeling of being included respectively excluded. All the pupils generally experience themselves to be safe in the classroom and on the school. Although the pupils wrote that nobody in their class where left outside, being out of it, some pupils regarded themselves to be this. Ifteachers in a school take for granted that a pupil is included in the spirit of togetherness, but is not, it can be devastating for that pupil. This means that teachers continuous should check the social relationships between the pupils. Groupwork where cooperationis the overall aim is something that can strengthen the students' acceptance for each others differences which can lead to a better group spirit.
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School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:exclusion group relationships class spirit pupils a school for everyone inclusion

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Date of Publication:02/15/2008

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