Teachers' view of educational support to children in need of special support

  • Anette Sandberg Mälardalen University
  • Martina Norling Mälardalen University
  • Anne Lillvist Mälardalen University
Keywords: Children in need of special support, preschool education, educational support, preschool teacher

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate, analyze and describe how preschool teachers experience the educational support for children in need of special support. In this interview study, the preschool teachers emphasize educational support to children in need of special support from two perspectives. In the first perspective, the preschool teachers stated that they don't do anything unique for children in need of special support, versus the view that the children need and receive more help from the staff in everyday preschool activities. In the second perspective, the preschool teachers point out the specific educational support within two themes, indirect and direct support. This study has implications for both practice and theory as it increases the knowledge and understanding about educational support that children in need of special support are offered in preschool today.

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Published
2009-12-02
How to Cite
Sandberg, A., Norling, M., & Lillvist, A. (2009). Teachers’ view of educational support to children in need of special support. International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education, 1(2), 102-116. Retrieved from https://www.int-jecse.net/index.php/ijecse/article/view/15