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Göransson, K., Nilholm, C. & Karlsson, K. (2011). Inclusive education in Sweden? A critical analysis. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 15(5), 541-555
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2011 (English)In: International Journal of Inclusive Education, ISSN 1360-3116, E-ISSN 1464-5173, Vol. 15, no 5, p. 541-555Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

When it comes to pupils in need of special support and pupils with disabilities, Sweden’s compulsory school system is sometimes considered a one‐track system. This article analyses and critically discusses current policy and practices at various levels of Sweden’s compulsory school system for these pupils. The analysis traces three themes at the national and municipal levels: (1) values and goals; (2) organisation and placement of pupils; and (3) importance of categories in obtaining support. A rather complex picture emerges from this analysis. Several conclusions are made: (1) state policies leave a lot of room for interpretation at the municipal and school levels, and this results in an extensive variation; (2) Swedish state policy is not as inclusive as is often stated; (3) celebration of difference seems to be hard to achieve; (4) learning goals can be a double‐edged sword with regard to inclusion; and (5) most pupils appear to enjoy participation in school, and in an international perspective, Swedish classrooms seem to be largely democratic.

Keywords
inclusive practices, inclusive policy, special needs education, education system, inclusion, educational goals
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-71932 (URN)10.1080/13603110903165141 (DOI)000299935500005 ()
Projects
I demokratins marginaler - ett projekt om barn i problematiska skolsituationer
Available from: 2011-11-10 Created: 2011-11-10 Last updated: 2017-12-08
Karlsson, K. (2011). Ljud eller inte ljud?: Om hemmets sammanvävda ljudmatta (1ed.). In: Elin Wihlborg och Jenny Palm (Ed.), Sammanvävt: Det goda livet i vardagsforskningen (pp. 71-86). Linköpings universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ljud eller inte ljud?: Om hemmets sammanvävda ljudmatta
2011 (Swedish)In: Sammanvävt: Det goda livet i vardagsforskningen / [ed] Elin Wihlborg och Jenny Palm, Linköpings universitet , 2011, 1, p. 71-86Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköpings universitet, 2011 Edition: 1
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-67218 (URN)978-91-7393-231-3 (ISBN)
Note

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Available from: 2011-04-04 Created: 2011-04-04 Last updated: 2013-03-15Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, K., Olaison, A. & Skill, K. (2010). Mapping and Characterizing: Nordic Everyday Life Research. Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mapping and Characterizing: Nordic Everyday Life Research
2010 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this report is to present references that originate from the Nordic countries,including Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Norway, and that have been assigned the keyword“everyday life” or one of its Nordic counterparts and published in the period 1990 through2008. The presentation includes information on the total number of references from eachcountry, the most frequent authors and the institutions to which they belong, and the referencetypes and the number of each type. Based on an analysis of some limited information aboutthe dissertations and the journals, it is discussed how Nordic everyday life research may becharacterized.

In total 560 references were found in the search procedure that is described in the report. Thenumber of references from the different countries is: Finland 176, Sweden 171, Denmark 110,and Norway 103. The analysis imply that the field of Nordic everyday life research is big,multifaceted, and multi- and interdisciplinary. It is performed mainly within the frame ofvarious social science subjects, but also to quite a great extent within subjects of healthscience, and to a minor extent within technology subjects. Some of the references seem torepresent studies with a more comprehensive view on the everyday lives of a certain group ofpeople located in the same place or sharing some characteristic and they try to capture bothwhat people do and what they think and experience. Other studies are narrower and focus on,for example, attitudes towards food or how computers are used or should be designed. Inother words Nordic everyday life research is hard to define clearly. The limited analysis andthe fact that the international field of everyday life research is not well known, do not allowconclusions to be drawn about either a typically Nordic character of everyday life research, ordifferences between the Nordic countries. However, the work of mapping Nordic everydaylife research will continue and the plans of constructing an open-access Everyday LifeResearch Database that will be easily accessible on the Internet are presented.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2010. p. 86
Series
Tema-T arbetsnotat, ISSN 1101-1289 ; 343
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-60292 (URN)LiU-TEMA-T-WP-343-SE (ISRN)
Available from: 2010-10-11 Created: 2010-10-11 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, K. (2010). Visualize, communicate and change: Developing encounters between households and energy and climate advisers. Paper presented at EASST conference 2010, Practicing science and technology, performing the social. Trento, Italy, 030910.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Visualize, communicate and change: Developing encounters between households and energy and climate advisers
2010 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-67820 (URN)
Conference
EASST conference 2010, Practicing science and technology, performing the social. Trento, Italy, 030910
Available from: 2011-05-09 Created: 2011-04-28 Last updated: 2011-05-09Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, K. & Törnqvist, E. (2009). Energitjuv eller sparverktyg?: Om användning av informations- och kommunikationsteknologi i hushåll.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Energitjuv eller sparverktyg?: Om användning av informations- och kommunikationsteknologi i hushåll
2009 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Series
Elforsk-rapport ; 9:86
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-21158 (URN)978-91-85649-04-4 (ISBN)
Projects
Vardagens elanvändning
Available from: 2009-10-01 Created: 2009-09-29 Last updated: 2009-10-01
Widén, J. & Karlsson, K. (2009). The influence of Swedish households' everyday activities and electricity-use patterns on the utilization of small-scale photovoltaic systems. In: eceee 2009 Summe Study: Act! Innovate! Deliver! Reducing energy demand sustainably.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The influence of Swedish households' everyday activities and electricity-use patterns on the utilization of small-scale photovoltaic systems
2009 (English)In: eceee 2009 Summe Study: Act! Innovate! Deliver! Reducing energy demand sustainably, 2009Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Although many European countries have developed extensive subsidy programmes for photovoltaics (PV) and other small-scale technologies for electricity generation, the interest in such programmes from Swedish legislators has been low. Subsidies for grid-connected PV systems for public buildings have been offered, but so far no initiatives have been directed to residential buildings. A recent inquiry suggests net metering for small-scale electricity producers, which would improve the economics somewhat, but the PV electricity would still be several times more expensive than the utility electricity. Nonetheless, private initiatives have begun to emerge in which companies offer small, yet expensive, systems for photovoltaics and wind power to residential customers.

The purpose of this paper is to investigate differences in the load-matching capability of PV systems in a number of Swedish households. Seven measurement series of end-use-specific household electricity on 10-minute intervals are used, together with modelled PV generation with the same resolution. The households have participated in interviews that give insight into the routines and habits behind their electricity use. Differences in the daily distribution of loads are determined for various system sizes. The habits behind the electricity loads and the resulting differences in load matching are discussed based on the interviews. Considerable differences between the households are found both in terms of total daily load profiles and of end-use composition, and explanations for these findings are suggested by the interviews.

Keywords
electricity use, photovoltaics, activities, load matching
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-21416 (URN)
Available from: 2009-10-01 Created: 2009-10-01 Last updated: 2009-10-01
Karlsson, K. (2009). Visualize, communicate and change: Energy and climate advisers using time-diaries to change energy demanding activities in households.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Visualize, communicate and change: Energy and climate advisers using time-diaries to change energy demanding activities in households
2009 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-60294 (URN)
Available from: 2010-10-11 Created: 2010-10-11 Last updated: 2018-01-12
Karlsson, K. & Ellegård, K. (2009). Visualizing patterns of energy use in households - the activity approach. In: eceee 2009 Summer Study: Act! Innovate! Deliver! Reducing energy demand sustainably.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Visualizing patterns of energy use in households - the activity approach
2009 (English)In: eceee 2009 Summer Study: Act! Innovate! Deliver! Reducing energy demand sustainably, 2009Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to present an activity approach on energy use in households. The activity approach emanates from time-geography (Hägerstrand 1985, 1974) and forms the basis of VISUAL-TimePAcTS (Vrotsou, Ellegård & Cooper 2007, Ellegård & Cooper 2004), a software developed to visualize householders’ complex everyday life activity patterns, here applied with special reference to the equally complex patterns of energy use. The visualizations show activity patterns on individual, household as well as aggregate levels. We show how national time use surveys – by utilising VISUAL-TimePAcTS – can be used on aggregate levels to discern energy consuming activity patterns in individuals’ activity contexts. In doing so, the activity approach may contribute to a deeper understanding of the relation between the citizens’ everyday activities and energy consumption. Based on a qualitative household study (Karlsson & Widén 2008) in which time-diaries, logbooks, interviews and VISUAL-TimePAcTS were used and a typology of basic use patterns (individual and collective) of electric appliances were developed, the applicability of the activity approach for the promotion of more energy efficient habits among householders is explained. The activity approach brings energy consuming activities to the fore, but how the energy demand on aggregate, household, and individual levels can be accounted for by means of estimations of the amount of energy consumed by various technologies (Widén et al 2008) is also described. Limitations and need for further development of the method are discussed.

Keywords
activities, energy saving, everyday life, patterns of energy use, time-geography
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-21414 (URN)
Projects
Elanvändning i hushåll - hinder och incitament att spara el, Energimyndigheten
Available from: 2009-10-01 Created: 2009-10-01 Last updated: 2015-02-05
Karlsson, K. & Widén, J. (2008). Hushållens elanvändningsmönster identifierade i vardagens aktiviteter. Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hushållens elanvändningsmönster identifierade i vardagens aktiviteter
2008 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Det övergripande syftet med rapporten är att bidra med kunskaper som kan användas för identifiering av energieffektiviseringspotentialer i hushåll. Detta görs med utgångspunkt från hushållsmedlemmars beskrivningar av sin syn på den egna elanvändningen och energifrågor överlag, samt sina elkrävande aktiviteter i vardagen. Studien kompletterar Energimyndighetens elmätningsstudie i 400 hushåll och vänder sig till 14 av dessa hushåll. Med hjälp av ett tidsgeografiskt perspektiv presenteras en typologi över grundläggande elanvändningsmönster. En trend mot en individualiserad apparatanvändning med ökad elförbrukning som konsekvens identifieras och diskuteras.     

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2008. p. 78
Series
Tema-T arbetsnotat, ISSN 1101-1289 ; 330
Keywords
elanvändningsmönster, hushåll, vardagsperspektiv, aktiviteter, tidsgeografi
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-44528 (URN)LiU TEMA-T-WP-330-SE (ISRN)76959 (Local ID)76959 (Archive number)76959 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, K. & Ellegård, K. (2008). To discern and time-geographically represent household members' complex patterns of electric appliance use. In: 4S/EASST Meeting Acting with Science, Technology and Medicine,2008.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>To discern and time-geographically represent household members' complex patterns of electric appliance use
2008 (English)In: 4S/EASST Meeting Acting with Science, Technology and Medicine,2008, 2008Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-44536 (URN)76971 (Local ID)76971 (Archive number)76971 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2018-01-12
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