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Eva Hjörne


Eva Hjörne
+46 31 786 2474

Room number: A2 170
Postal Address: Box 300, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Västra Hamngatan 25 , 41117 Göteborg
Duties: Research and Teaching

Department of Education and Special Education (More Information)
Box 300
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 2070
Visiting Address: Västra Hamngatan 25 , 411 17 Göteborg

About Eva Hjörne

Eva Hjörne is a professor in Education at the University of Gothenburg. She is the Research Director of PRIS - Platform for Reserch on Inclusion and School Development.

Research interests

My research concerns pupil health, school difficulties and inclusive education. What categories and explanations to childrens' difficulties in school are introduced and used by the institution and the professionals as a resource for making decisions and solving problems? What are the pedagogical consequences and what are the implications for the child's identity formation and future career in life? In what way do the pupil health contribute to a school environment effective for childrens' learning, development and health? What are the trends international when it comes to inclusion and one school for all?

Educational interests
I am teaching and supervising students at all levels, from undergraduate degree to postgraduate degree within education, teacher education and special needs teacher education, but also within commissioned education given to professionals within pupil health and teachers. My educational interest is mainly focussing pupil health, inclusion, processes of categorization and marginalization.

Knowledge of exchange interests

I have an extensive collaboration with researchers at other universities, both within Sweden and outside, through research projects, network, publications, arranging conferences, symposia etc. Besides, I am collaborating with actors in the society outside the academia through commissioned research, organising external courses and lecturing.

Pupil health, categorization, ADHD, identity work, micro-ethnography, interaction, institutional communication, socialization, inclusion

Latest publications

Educational Leadership, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Swedish School
Eva Hjörne, Roger Säljö
Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education, Ed. Rosemary Papa, New York, Oxford University Press, Encyclopedia entry 2020
Encyclopedia entry

Autism and the right to education in the EU: policy mapping and scoping review of Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, and Sweden
R. van Kessel, S. Walsh, A.N.V. Ruigrok, R. Holt, A. Yliherva et al.
Molecular Autism, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Elevhälsa för ett förebyggande och hälsofrämjande arbete
Eva Hjörne
i C. Löfberg (Red.) Elevhälsoarbete under utveckling – en antologi , Stockholm, Specialpedagogiska skolmyndigheten, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

The narrative of special education in Sweden: history and trends in policy and practice
Eva Hjörne
S. Riddell (Ed.). Special Education and Globalisation, New York, NY, Routledge, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

ADHD in the classroom - a pedagogy and its paradoxes
Eva Hjörne
Marginalization processes across different settings. Going beyond the mainstream. Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta (Ed.), Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Cambridge scholars publishing, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

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Constituting and reconstituting masculinities in special classes the Swedish compulsory school.
Eva Hjörne, Pernilla Larsson
Paper presented at ECER (European Conference on Educational Research) conference in Gothenburg, Sept 10-12, 2008, Conference paper 2008
Conference paper

From instructing pupils to coaching children: Social change and the broadening of responsibilities for the teacher profession
Eva Hjörne, P Larsson, Roger Säljö
Paper presented at Sociocultural perspectives on teacher education and development: New directions for research, Oxford University, Oxford., Conference paper 2008
Conference paper

På vems premisser? Institutionell argumentation och socialisering av barn och vuxna.
Eva Hjörne, Åsa Mäkitalo
I M. Molin, A. Gustavsson & H.-E. Hermansson (Eds.), Meningsskapande och delaktighet - vår tids socialpedagogik., Göteborg, Daidalos, Chapter in book 2008
Chapter in book


Developing learning potentials in an AD/HD-classroom.
Eva Hjörne
12th Earli konferens. 28/8-1/9 2007., Conference paper 2007
Conference paper

Categorizing learners beyond the classroom
Eva Hjörne, Roger Säljö
In N. Hornberger (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Language and Education, Vol 3: Discourse and Education, New York, Springer, Chapter in book 2007
Chapter in book

Defining student diversity: categorizing and processes of marginalization in the Swedish school.
Eva Hjörne, Roger Säljö
102nd ASA annual meeting, New York. August 11-14, 2007., Conference paper 2007
Conference paper


Identity construction and marginalisation in a ‘school for all’
Eva Hjörne, Roger Säljö
Paper presented in a symposium on the NERA congress, Örebro. March 9-11, 2006., Conference contribution 2006
Conference contribution

Hjörne, E., & Säljö, R. (2004). “There is something about Julia”- Symptoms, categories, and the process of invoking ADHD in the Swedish school: A case study.
Eva Hjörne, Roger Säljö
H. Lauder, P. Brown, J-A. Dillabough & A. H. Halsey (Eds.) Education, globalisation & social change, Oxford, England, Oxford University Press, Chapter in book 2006
Chapter in book

Skolproblem – barnets eget fel
Eva Hjörne, Roger Säljö
Pedagogiska Magasinet, Magazine article 2006
Magazine article

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