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  • Adult Education in Sweden: an Envolving Field

    [8 Nov 2018] Adult education has long been considered a second chance for people to gain education and decent employment opportunities. However, the nature of adult education has changed since the turn of the century. Today, it is mainly centred around specialised skills-oriented courses aimed to help people return to the labour market after an unemployment spell or health problems, or to facilitate integration of refugees.

  • About Building Bridges at Teacher Conference

    [7 Aug 2018] The University of Gothenburg hosted the ETEN (European Teacher Education Network) annual conference in April. The theme of the conference was ¿building bridges¿, and the event attracted 200 teacher educators from 22 countries. The theme related to a situation where many of the member nations have received large numbers of recently arrived refugee schoolchildren.

  • International conference on assessment of school quality

    [13 Mar 2018] Demands and expectations are increasing the opportunities to monitor the quality and effectiveness at different levels of the school systems. This applies both nationally and internationally. On 12¿13 October, an international conference at the University of Gothenburg gathered prominent researchers for example to create an international forum with an aim to promote the research field and establish additional networks.

  • People With Disabilities Mentioned But Remain Invisible in Textbooks

    [29 Nov 2017] School textbooks serve an important role in ensuring inclusive education. However, research from the University of Gothenburg shows that people with disabilities are largely invisible in the books.

  • Study week gave insight about the importance of inclusion

    [8 Dec 2016] Eleven future special education teachers attended the intense International Study Week in Siegen, Germany in November. The visit expanded their insight about the importance of inclusion and people¿s equal worth and made them realise that Sweden is strong in the area of pupil health and wellbeing in an international perspective.

  • Graduation ceremony held in October

    [18 Oct 2016] For the second time, the Faculty of Education arranged a graduation ceremony on 7 October to recognise those who completed a Bachelor¿s or Master¿s degree at the Faculty in 2015 or later or who had applied for a degree certificate prior to 1 August 2016.

  • Growing segregation in education

    [9 Jun 2016] Schools with larger shares of students who need extra support have less qualified teachers. Moreover, the differences in quality of education, student performance and teacher competence across Swedish schools have grown, parallel to several major school reforms in recent decades. This is the message given in an article published in Pedagogisk forskning i Sverige.

  • Too restrictive an explanation academic performance when differences in between boys and girls are discussed

    [11 Dec 2015] Today's media and policy debates tend to homogenise gender when attempting to explain differences in academic performance between girls and boys. This is what Elisabeth Öhrn, Professor at theDepartment of Education and Special Education, argued in a lecture in early December as part of the series One hour at Campus Pedagogen.

  • Première for the conference "Research in progress"

    [6 Nov 2015] As a way to generate additional collaborative partnerships with educational programmes, sports movements, and the health sector, an event entitled "Research in Progress" was organised at Campus Pedagogen during the autumn break week in November. The conference primarily attracted teachers and school leaders, and it will become an annual event.

  • Context critical to understand schooling of children with autism in India

    [28 Oct 2015] Inclusive education of children with disabilities is a concept well established in the West. Through international declarations and organisations the term has also spread to other countries, such as India. Yet data shows that many children with disabilities still lack access to education. A new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg shows that context can be the critical factor.

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