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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

Language Training and Meaningful Waiting - the Impact on Refugees' L2, Identity and Agency of taking an Intensive Language Course While in Asylum Accommodation
Helena Korp, Signhild Risenfors, Pantea Rinnemaa, Girma Berhanu
ECER 2017 Copenhagen - The European Conference on Educational Research. 22-25 August 2017, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Disadvantage, Education and place: Inclusive society and Sustainable social development. The case of Sweden
Girma Berhanu
European Teacher Education Network (ETEN) Annual Conference. "Building bridges" Gothenburg, April 20-22 2017., Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Professionalization of Teacher Students in the Field of Special Education in Sweden
Thomas Barow, Dörte Bernhard, Girma Berhanu
EERA/ECER. 22 - 25 August, Copenhagen, Denmark , Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Disadvantage, Education and place: Inclusive society and Sustainable social development. The case of Sweden.
Girma Berhanu
International Seminar on Inclusive Education. at Kochi University with JICA Participants. Center for International Collaboration. Kochi University. April 17—19., Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Ethiopia: Intellectual Genocide in the making? The Strong and Pervasive Evidence of Ethnic Inequalities
Girma Berhanu
Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Why on Earth Would You Study Special Education? Teacher Students’ Motivations, Expectations and Perspectives
Thomas Barow, Dörte Bernhard, Girma Berhanu
European Teacher Education Network (ETEN) Annual Conference. "Building bridges" Gothenburg, April 20-22 2017., Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

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2017

Language Training and Meaningful Waiting - the Impact on Refugees' L2, Identity and Agency of taking an Intensive Language Course While in Asylum Accommodation
Helena Korp, Signhild Risenfors, Pantea Rinnemaa, Girma Berhanu
ECER 2017 Copenhagen - The European Conference on Educational Research. 22-25 August 2017, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Disadvantage, Education and place: Inclusive society and Sustainable social development. The case of Sweden
Girma Berhanu
European Teacher Education Network (ETEN) Annual Conference. "Building bridges" Gothenburg, April 20-22 2017., Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Professionalization of Teacher Students in the Field of Special Education in Sweden
Thomas Barow, Dörte Bernhard, Girma Berhanu
EERA/ECER. 22 - 25 August, Copenhagen, Denmark , Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Disadvantage, Education and place: Inclusive society and Sustainable social development. The case of Sweden.
Girma Berhanu
International Seminar on Inclusive Education. at Kochi University with JICA Participants. Center for International Collaboration. Kochi University. April 17—19., Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Ethiopia: Intellectual Genocide in the making? The Strong and Pervasive Evidence of Ethnic Inequalities
Girma Berhanu
Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Why on Earth Would You Study Special Education? Teacher Students’ Motivations, Expectations and Perspectives
Thomas Barow, Dörte Bernhard, Girma Berhanu
European Teacher Education Network (ETEN) Annual Conference. "Building bridges" Gothenburg, April 20-22 2017., Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Showing 1 - 10 of 47

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