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"Wrong pupils" at Swedish special needs schools

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post 23.Sep.2005, 11:09 AM
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"Wrong pupils" at special needs schools

Sweden's district councils are placing more and more children in "special needs" schools - but according to the Swedish National Agency for Education many of them should not be there.

In the last 12 years, the number of schoolchildren in secondary school, or high school, considered to have special educational needs has increased by 89%. At the same time, the number in the compulsory special needs school at the lower level has risen by 71%, said Dagens Nyheter.

One explanation, according to the National Agency for Education, is that many pupils with a foreign background speak such poor Swedish that it is misinterpreted as a lack of ability. And children from countries ravaged by war could have had such shocking experiences that they are remain withdrawn.

Another reason for the increase could be that more children born prematurely survive, but with injuries which mean that they need special attention in school.

In order for a child to be placed in a special needs school, it needs to be established that he or she is unable to reach the standards required by the regular school. Other criteria which can lead to a placement in a special school are autism or development disorders.

"When we have been carrying out our inspections we have seen that there are municipalities which do not test children properly," said Carin Holtz, an educational advisor at the National Agency for Education.

Holtz said that there has still been no research which can explain with any certainty the reasons for the increase.

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Emfa
post 23.Sep.2005, 02:22 PM
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post 23.Sep.2005, 02:34 PM
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Cool Carib
post 30.Sep.2005, 04:01 PM
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if the problem actually lies with immigrant students it could be helped by upgrading the sfi so that the parents can learn swedish properly or even barely. i attended the sfi in uddevalla and sat there for about 6 months writing in a book , no one corrects it, looks at it. .. no one really teaches or speaks swedish except once every 2 weeks a dean type person comes by and says 'du maste prata svenska'. there are foriegners at the sfi for 5 sometimes even up to 10 years. if no one at home or in the area knows the language and the gov't language assimulation doesn't teach..well..
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Gjeebes
post 10.Oct.2019, 04:49 PM
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Swed-logic: "Another reason for the increase could be that more children born prematurely survive, but with injuries which mean that they need special attention in school."

Yes! Already in 2005 the backwards Kingdom of Meatballs held international appeal!

Anyone know why it has historically been so difficult for Meatballia to stop attempting (and failing) to splain any and all unpleasant things casually away, using grade 4 logic?

And by the way, there aren't more rapes in Meatballia! It's just that the law changed, and now rapes are being reported!
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