action research,; nursing home; education; student with intellectual disability
Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Z. Gajdzica, M. Bełza, D. Prysak (red.), "Wybrane zagadnienia metodologii i metodyki badań w obszarze niepełnosprawności i codzienności osób z niepełnosprawnością". (S. 145-160). Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Problemy Edukacji, Rehabilitacji i Socjalizacji Osób Niepełnosprawnych, t. 23;
Daily research practice makes a researcher face many difficult situations. The presented study is
aimed at showing several cases of such difficulties, resulting from the reflections upon experiencing
social helplessness of the intellectually disabled in the context of the functioning of an institution –
a social aid centre. This is done with special focus on the educational processes which take place there. Another goal is the familiarization with difficult situations in everyday work of a special educator,
specialist at school and with the difficulties experienced by a researcher conducting action research.
What is also presented in the article is the success achieved by researchers during their activity as well
as the way in which one activity gives rise to another, making the so called “spiral effect”.