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Alm, Maria
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Alm, M. (2008). Teaching materials and students with mental retardation. Paper presented at NFPF Köpenhamn. Paper presented at NFPF Köpenhamn.
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2008 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

Teaching materials and students with mental retardation



From a socio-cultural perspective, teaching materials can be regarded as mediating tools for transferring culturally based knowledge, norms, values and traditions. While literature on teaching materials in general is substantial, few investigations have been conducted on teaching materials for students with mental retardation.



In this paper I will present parts of an ongoing project in which this issue is focused. The study includes about twenty students in two training school classes and one class for students with mild mental retardation, covering the grades 7 10 in the compulsory school.



Teaching materials in this study are defined as cultural tools used in education and serving a pedagogical function in programs for students with mental retardation (särskolan). My preliminary findings indicate predominance for everyday skills in teaching material activities. Reading or mathematical development in teaching material activities are of low priority. The activities often imply dilemmas the teacher have to master.

Keywords
Teaching materials, cultural tools, mental retardation
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-24169 (URN)
Conference
NFPF Köpenhamn
Available from: 2013-01-22 Created: 2013-01-22 Last updated: 2013-01-22
Alm, M., Berthén, D., Bladini, K. & Johansson, I. (2001). Komplicerad skolsituation - elever med utvecklingstörning och deras lärare. Karlstad: Karlstad University Studies
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Komplicerad skolsituation - elever med utvecklingstörning och deras lärare
2001 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstad University Studies, 2001
Keywords
Specialpedagogik, Special Education
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-20787 (URN)91-89422-55-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-01-21 Created: 2013-01-21 Last updated: 2013-01-21
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