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Thomas Barow

SENIOR LECTURER

Department of Education and Special
Education
Telephone
Visiting address
Västra Hamngatan 25
41117 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 300
40530 Göteborg

About Thomas Barow

 

Research In my research, I am dealing with special and inclusive education in a pedagogical, didactical, social and historical perspective, both nationally and internationally. Recently I conducted research on SEN assessment and categorisation processes in Sweden and Germany. In two new projects, I study a) education of children with intellectual disability in inclusive settings in Sweden, and b) postsecondary education for persons with intellectual disability. In my previous research work I took up, inter alia, the transition from school to working life both in Sweden and internationally. In my dissertation and the following historical studies, I focused on the so-called “care of the feeble-minded” in Sweden. My CV including a list of publications can be found below. Since 2011, I have been the convener of the network 12 Inclusive Education as a part of the Nordic Educational Research Association (NERA/NFPF). In the University of Gothenburg, I am associated research leader of the Platform for Research in Inclusive Education and School Development (PRIS).

 

Teaching I am teaching and supervising foremost in the special education programmes (second cycle). In this context, I am in charge for two courses: the master thesis course and one specialisation course for teacher students in the field of intellectual disability. Moreover, I gained comprehensive experiences in various teacher education programmes and in disability studies.  

 

Keywords

Disability studies, history of education, inclusive education, international comparative research in education, special education