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Att mötas på mitten - skolkuratorns roll i integrationsprocessen

Nilsson, Ulrika LU and Olsson, Emma LU (2010) SOPA63 20101
School of Social Work
Abstract
During the last decades there has been a debate concerning the importance to promote integration for people with foreign heritage. The purpose of this study was to examine how school welfare officers in Sweden work with the process of integration among students with foreign heritage. To be more precise, we wanted to find out what role school welfare officers find themselves in concerning the process of integration. We have also studied how school welfare officers work with cultural discrepancies and identity crisis among students with foreign heritage. Finally we investigated if school welfare officers can discern that students with foreign heritage experience a feeling of alienation or a sense of belonging. The study is based on... (More)
During the last decades there has been a debate concerning the importance to promote integration for people with foreign heritage. The purpose of this study was to examine how school welfare officers in Sweden work with the process of integration among students with foreign heritage. To be more precise, we wanted to find out what role school welfare officers find themselves in concerning the process of integration. We have also studied how school welfare officers work with cultural discrepancies and identity crisis among students with foreign heritage. Finally we investigated if school welfare officers can discern that students with foreign heritage experience a feeling of alienation or a sense of belonging. The study is based on qualitative method. We interviewed eight different school welfare officers, working in upper secondary schools. The theoretical conceptions we used was integration as a mutual process and theories about standards and normality. A conclusion we could ascertain was that the school welfare officers have strong ambitions to work with integration but are struggling to implement it into practice. The school welfare officers work with integration in different ways, some indicate that they primarily focus on integration in preclusive matters and others primarily work with integration during individual conferences. To a great extent, the students with foreign heritage carry a major responsibility to integrate to a life in Sweden themselves. (Less)
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author
Nilsson, Ulrika LU and Olsson, Emma LU
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organization
course
SOPA63 20101
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
integration, students with foreign heritage, school welfare officer, cultural discrepancies, identity crisis
language
Swedish
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1613978
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2010-06-14 10:41:21
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  abstract     = {During the last decades there has been a debate concerning the importance to promote integration for people with foreign heritage. The purpose of this study was to examine how school welfare officers in Sweden work with the process of integration among students with foreign heritage.  To be more precise, we wanted to find out what role school welfare officers find themselves in concerning the process of integration. We have also studied how school welfare officers work with cultural discrepancies and identity crisis among students with foreign heritage. Finally we investigated if school welfare officers can discern that students with foreign heritage experience a feeling of alienation or a sense of belonging. The study is based on qualitative method. We interviewed eight different school welfare officers, working in upper secondary schools. The theoretical conceptions we used was integration as a mutual process and theories about standards and normality. A conclusion we could ascertain was that the school welfare officers have strong ambitions to work with integration but are struggling to implement it into practice. The school welfare officers work with integration in different ways, some indicate that they primarily focus on integration in preclusive matters and others primarily work with integration during individual conferences. To a great extent, the students with foreign heritage carry a major responsibility to integrate to a life in Sweden themselves.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Ulrika and Olsson, Emma},
  keyword      = {integration,students with foreign heritage,school welfare officer,cultural discrepancies,identity crisis},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Att mötas på mitten - skolkuratorns roll i integrationsprocessen},
  year         = {2010},
}