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Definition of special educational needs

In Sweden, there is no legal definition of special educational needs (SEN). Education follows the principle of 'a school for all' and the focus is on what kind of support the student needs – access to equivalent education for all.

This means that pupils in need of special support should not be treated or defined as a group that is any different from other pupils and their rights are not stated separately. The obligation for schools to attend to all pupils' needs is, however, emphasised.

Publicerat 2019-11-13