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Few municipalities have action plans for specially gifted pupils - The National Agency for Education is investigating support


Many municipalities in Kalmar and Kronoberg lack their own action plan for how to work with students with special talents. In March next year, the National Agency for Education will present its report on support for specially gifted pupils to the government.

SVT News Småland sent a survey to all 20 municipalities in our area with the question: Do you have a special action plan for how to work with specially gifted students in your municipality?

Two have an action plan

18 municipalities have answered the questionnaire. Of these, only 2 municipalities responded that they have a specific action plan.

Kalmar Municipality has worked on developing an action plan in 2018 and 2019. Torsås municipality has developed one for high school students and is now working on developing one for primary school students.

Markaryd has produced support material based on the National Agency for Education. Västervik, Oskarshamn and Mörbylånga also indicate that they work according to SKR, Sweden's municipalities and regions, the action plan or the material that the National Agency for Education has prepared.

The National Agency for Education has been commissioned by the Government to investigate support for specially gifted pupils to be reported March 31, 2020. The authority also admits that there is no knowledge of how specially gifted pupils should be captured and what help they should receive.

- In our work, we see that knowledge varies greatly, but also that principals and teachers demand more knowledge about this student group. It is important that municipalities, independent schools and the headmasters of the individual schools have strategies to meet the needs of all pupils in their education, says Torun Rudin, Head of Unit for the unit for upper secondary school at the National Agency for Education.

Looking at tip training

In the report, the Swedish National Agency for Education will, among other things, look at opportunities for increased study rate and opportunities to read and receive grades in courses at a higher level in the education system.

The National Agency for Education has also been commissioned to look at the top education programs that are available today as experimental activities.

- These are specific courses where principals have applied to arrange a targeted education towards a specific area where the student may have a particular case or interest such as mathematics or language. In the long term, it is intended to be more systematically integrated into the school system. We are watching that, says Torun Rudin.

Source: svt

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