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Girma Berhanu

Professor

Girma Berhanu
Professor
girma.berhanu@ped.gu.se
+46 31 786 2325

Room number: A2 168
Postal Address: Box 300, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Västra Hamngatan 25 , 41117 Göteborg


Department of Education and Special Education (More Information)
Box 300
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 2070

Visiting Address: Västra Hamngatan 25 , 405 30 Göteborg

About Girma Berhanu

Research interests
The issues I work with are related primarily to socio-cultural factors, including historical aspects and institutional frameworks, that are relevant to education in general and to special education approaches and perspectives in particular. I am engaged in discussions of equity issues in the field of special education. My general areas of research interest are race, ethnicity, and special education. Of particular interest to me is "group-based inequalities” in scholastic achievement and minority students‘ learning and development in a globalized and post-colonial world. How people view phenomena such as inclusion-exclusion and normality-deviation in the research field of special education is an area that is of great interest to me and can easily be tied into my own field of research. I am a member of an international consortium of equity in special education. The consortium focuses mainly on understanding the “Complexities of Inclusive Education From a Comparative Perspective: How Cultural Histories Shape the Ways That Schools Respond to Multiple Forms of Diversity.

Teaching interests
I teach research methods and special education/inclusive education courses. At the moment I am course director for two method courses at the advanced level, PDAX51 and PDA 086, the former in Swedish and the latter in English. I also teach two courses, one a master’s course Inclusive Education: Visions and Realities and a PhD course Race, Ethnicity and Education.

Keywords
Ethnicity, special education, minority students, inclusion, exclusion, marginalization, comparative education, inter cultural education/ communication

Latest publications

Concepts of Equity in Swedish Society and Education: Historical Perspectives
Girma Berhanu
Equity and education in cold climates in Sweden and England(Edited by Dennis Beach & Alan Dyson), London, The Tufnell Press, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Contemporary Swedish Society and Education: Inequities and Challenges
Girma Berhanu
Equity and education in cold climates in Sweden and England(Eds. Dennis Beach and Alan Dyson), London, The Tufnell Press, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Special Education/Inclusive Education in Japan and The Nordic countries: A comparative approach. Invited guest and speaker. Oct. 15- 22/2015. Osaka, Tokyo, Japan.
Girma Berhanu
Invited guest and speaker. Oct. 15- 22/2015. Osaka, Tokyo, Japan., Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Special Education in Sweden: Mapping issues of equity, participation and democratic values
Girma Berhanu
Konferensbidrag: Paper presented at the: 14th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Special Education (IASE)., Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Study on the diversity within the teaching profession with particular focus on migrant and/or minority background.
Girma Berhanu
Study on the diversity within the teaching profession with particular focus on migrant and/or minority background. Country profile, Sweden. ECORYS: EU Project., Review article 2015
Review article

Inclusive Education in Sweden: Responses, Challenges, and Prospects
Girma Berhanu
Keynote speaker at the inauguration of a ‘Graduate School at Humboldt-University named "Inclusion - Education - Schooling", led by Professors Vera Moser, Rita Nikolai, Detlef Pech and Ada Sasse (all Humboldt-University)’. April 2015., Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

SPECIAL EDUCATION TODAY IN SWEDEN
Girma Berhanu
"Special Education International Perspectives: Practices Across the Globe", Bingley, UK., Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Smart eller inte? Hur kulturella föreställningar om intelligens påverkar ungdomars identitet och livsbanor
Helena Korp, Girma Berhanu
Att förstå ungdomars identitetsskapande - en inspirations- och metodbok , Stockholm, Liber, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

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2016

Concepts of Equity in Swedish Society and Education: Historical Perspectives
Girma Berhanu
Equity and education in cold climates in Sweden and England(Edited by Dennis Beach & Alan Dyson), London, The Tufnell Press, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Contemporary Swedish Society and Education: Inequities and Challenges
Girma Berhanu
Equity and education in cold climates in Sweden and England(Eds. Dennis Beach and Alan Dyson), London, The Tufnell Press, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

2015

Special Education/Inclusive Education in Japan and The Nordic countries: A comparative approach. Invited guest and speaker. Oct. 15- 22/2015. Osaka, Tokyo, Japan.
Girma Berhanu
Invited guest and speaker. Oct. 15- 22/2015. Osaka, Tokyo, Japan., Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Special Education in Sweden: Mapping issues of equity, participation and democratic values
Girma Berhanu
Konferensbidrag: Paper presented at the: 14th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Special Education (IASE)., Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Study on the diversity within the teaching profession with particular focus on migrant and/or minority background.
Girma Berhanu
Study on the diversity within the teaching profession with particular focus on migrant and/or minority background. Country profile, Sweden. ECORYS: EU Project., Review article 2015
Review article

Inclusive Education in Sweden: Responses, Challenges, and Prospects
Girma Berhanu
Keynote speaker at the inauguration of a ‘Graduate School at Humboldt-University named "Inclusion - Education - Schooling", led by Professors Vera Moser, Rita Nikolai, Detlef Pech and Ada Sasse (all Humboldt-University)’. April 2015., Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

2014

SPECIAL EDUCATION TODAY IN SWEDEN
Girma Berhanu
"Special Education International Perspectives: Practices Across the Globe", Bingley, UK., Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Smart eller inte? Hur kulturella föreställningar om intelligens påverkar ungdomars identitet och livsbanor
Helena Korp, Girma Berhanu
Att förstå ungdomars identitetsskapande - en inspirations- och metodbok , Stockholm, Liber, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Showing 1 - 10 of 38

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