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6. Education and Training

6.10 Current debates and reforms

Better opportunities for students to reach the knowledge requirements - active support and student health work and strengthened education for students with intellectual disabilities

In February 2021, the Inquiry into students' opportunities to reach the knowledge requirements (Utredningen om elevers möjligheter att nå kunskapskraven) submitted their proposals to, among other things, improve the school's support work, make student health more accessible and strengthen the special needs school.

The inquiry proposes, among other things, that:

  • The National Agency for Education shall be commissioned to produce compilations of knowledge in the areas of student health and support that can contribute to improving the principals' and teachers' opportunities to choose effective initiatives.
  • A requirement for access to special teachers or special educators in student health must be introduced. The purpose is to increase the quality of mapping support needs and designing interventions, and to give teachers better support in the work of designing inclusive learning environments
  • A guarantee for early support measures must be introduced for students who study the subjects Swedish, Swedish as a second language and mathematics according to the compulsory special needs school's syllabi.