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Rektorers syn på sitt eget och på skolans ansvar när ett barn far illa

Storm, Evelina LU (2010) SOPA63 20101
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of this essay was to examine how school principals view their own and school’s responsibility when a child is suffering and in what way the principals believe that school can promote a favorable development for a child who is suffering. By thematically open interviews of four school principals at various schools in a southern swedish municipality I examined their view on their own and school's responsibility when a child is suffering, how school, home and social services cooperate after a notification is made and in what way the principals believe that school can act as a risk- and/or protective factor for children suffering. I then analyzed my material using concepts from an organizational perspective of leadership, and from an... (More)
The aim of this essay was to examine how school principals view their own and school’s responsibility when a child is suffering and in what way the principals believe that school can promote a favorable development for a child who is suffering. By thematically open interviews of four school principals at various schools in a southern swedish municipality I examined their view on their own and school's responsibility when a child is suffering, how school, home and social services cooperate after a notification is made and in what way the principals believe that school can act as a risk- and/or protective factor for children suffering. I then analyzed my material using concepts from an organizational perspective of leadership, and from an ecological view of development as well as from a previous research on risk and protective factors. I came to the conclusion that principals recognizes the obligation to notify when a child is suffering as one of school’s biggest responsibilities and they also believe that they have the ultimate responsibility in making sure that a notification is made. They are also responsible for the student health and for actions to be made when a child is in need for special support. By switching between different perspectives of leadership the principals manage to share and handle the responsibility and to delegate tasks to competent staff in the team of student health. I also came to the conclusion that the principals identify school as a possible protective factor as well as risk factor and they believe that it is school’s responsibility making school a protective factor by creating a good and safe school climate where the children have confidence in the adults and the possibility to experience a close relationship with the teachers. By not doing so the principals are aware of the possibility that school becomes a risk factor. When it comes to the cooperation between school and home the principals are convinced that school needs to maintain the parents’ confidence in the child’s best point of view and their opinion is that in order to do so they need to be clear and honest in the process of a notification. In the cooperation between school and social services the principals are wishing for the social services to report back to school after a notification has been made and they also wish the social services to mentor them in meeting with parents. (Less)
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Storm, Evelina LU
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SOPA63 20101
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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barn som far illa, skolan, rektorer, responsibility, cooperation, risk factors, protective factors, child abuse, principals, school, riskfaktor, skyddsfaktor, samarbete, ansvar, anmälningsplikt
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Swedish
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1614167
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2010-06-14 10:42:24
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2010-06-14 10:42:24
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  abstract     = {The aim of this essay was to examine how school principals view their own and school’s responsibility when a child is suffering and in what way the principals believe that school can promote a favorable development for a child who is suffering. By thematically open interviews of four school principals at various schools in a southern swedish municipality I examined their view on their own and school's responsibility when a child is suffering, how school, home and social services cooperate after a notification is made and in what way the principals believe that school can act as a risk- and/or protective factor for children suffering. I then analyzed my material using concepts from an organizational perspective of leadership, and from an ecological view of development as well as from a previous research on risk and protective factors. I came to the conclusion that principals recognizes the obligation to notify when a child is suffering as one of school’s biggest responsibilities and they also believe that they have the ultimate responsibility in making sure that a notification is made. They are also responsible for the student health and for actions to be made when a child is in need for special support. By switching between different perspectives of leadership the principals manage to share and handle the responsibility and to delegate tasks to competent staff in the team of student health. I also came to the conclusion that the principals identify school as a possible protective factor as well as risk factor and they believe that it is school’s responsibility making school a protective factor by creating a good and safe school climate where the children have confidence in the adults and the possibility to experience a close relationship with the teachers. By not doing so the principals are aware of the possibility that school becomes a risk factor. When it comes to the cooperation between school and home the principals are convinced that school needs to maintain the parents’ confidence in the child’s best point of view and their opinion is that in order to do so they need to be clear and honest in the process of a notification. In the cooperation between school and social services the principals are wishing for the social services to report back to school after a notification has been made and they also wish the social services to mentor them in meeting with parents.},
  author       = {Storm, Evelina},
  keyword      = {barn som far illa,skolan,rektorer,responsibility,cooperation,risk factors,protective factors,child abuse,principals,school,riskfaktor,skyddsfaktor,samarbete,ansvar,anmälningsplikt},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Rektorers syn på sitt eget och på skolans ansvar när ett barn far illa},
  year         = {2010},
}