Comparative perspectives on professional cooperation: A study on teachers’ resources for working with students in special needs
2010 (English)In: The Seventh NAJS Conference on the Study of Contemporary Japanese Society, 18–19 March 2010 Oslo University, Norway, 2010Conference paper (Other academic)
The aim of the study is to compare working conditions of teachers in Sweden, Japan and Germany.
1. What kind of support do schools offer to teachers who have pupils with special needs?
2. If there is special-needs resource personal, what kind of support do teachers get from these persons?
The research is divided into two phases. In the first phase information and data on organisation, resources and practices regarding pupils' welfare in municipal compulsory schools in Sweden, Japan and Germany will be collected. If necessary, the review of literature and statistics will be combined with additional data from telephone interviews or questionnaires involving a certain number of prinipals or other persons responsible for school organisation. General national characteristics will be described, even if a certain diversity of practices can be expected for each of the three countries. This knowledge about structures and processes of school welfare forms the ground for the second phase aiming at an analysis of professional cooperation within school. From a teachers’ perspective the above mentioned research questions will be discussed based on focus group interviews in the second phase of the study. The interest to study interprofessional cooperation is rooted in the Swedish experience, where different professions participate in working with pupils' welfare at school. Colaboration between teachers, schoolnurses, social workers, psychologists and others have become a selfevident condition of school welfare. At the NAJS conference the focus of discussion will naturally be on the Japanese part of the study.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
intercultural study, teacher, school welfare, cooperation, collaboration
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-63337OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-63337DiVA: diva2:378562
ProjectsMultiprofessional cooperation in a teachers' persective. An international comparative study