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”Vad innebär barnperspektiv?”

Polisi, Mimoza LU (2010) SOAM01 20101
School of Social Work
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ABSTRACT

Author: Mimoza Polisi
Supervisor: Lina Ponnert
Title: “What does a child perspective mean?”


The purpose of this study is to understand and analyze the meaning of child perspective from a social worker perspective. My questions were: What does a child perspective mean for social workers? What potential opportunities are social workers experiencing to use a child perspective? What possible obstacles are social workers experiencing to use a child's perspective? ……My approach to knowledge is based on the hermeneutic tradition of knowledge. The essay is based on semi-structured interviews... (More)
ABSTRACT

Author: Mimoza Polisi
Supervisor: Lina Ponnert
Title: “What does a child perspective mean?”


The purpose of this study is to understand and analyze the meaning of child perspective from a social worker perspective. My questions were: What does a child perspective mean for social workers? What potential opportunities are social workers experiencing to use a child perspective? What possible obstacles are social workers experiencing to use a child's perspective? ……My approach to knowledge is based on the hermeneutic tradition of knowledge. The essay is based on semi-structured interviews and I have interviewed six social workers in child welfare, from two neighboring municipalities in southern Sweden. I have chosen social constructionism and childhood sociology as an analytical tool in the essay because they state that there is no objective truth and that knowledge is influenced by time and context. ……My main findings in the study was that; children's right to make their voices heard to meet the children and share them with information are important aspects of child perspective. The child's role in an investigation varies depending on the child's age. The child can be an actor by their own individual and participation but it can be too much responsibility for children to produce facts. Difficulties with child perspective is that parent have a stronger position than the child, parents statements prevail, parents can express themselves better verbally and may be more driven and demanding. Perspective on the whole family, collaboration with other authorities, time constraints and heavy workloads are other difficulties in maintaining child perspective for social workers. Cooperation with parents is an important factor in maintaining a child perspective. Other opportunities to apply the perspective of children are the child's communication skills, age and for some social workers it is easier to work with parent’s free will and for others through coercion. (Less)
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Polisi, Mimoza LU
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SOAM01 20101
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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child perspectiv, childhood sociology, barnperspektiv, barnavård, childservices, socialkonstruktionism, social constructionism, socialtjänst, barndomssociologi, social services
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Swedish
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1621692
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2010-06-23 12:03:56
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  abstract     = {ABSTRACT

Author: Mimoza Polisi
Supervisor: Lina Ponnert
Title: “What does a child perspective mean?”


The purpose of this study is to understand and analyze the meaning of child perspective from a social worker perspective. My questions were: What does a child perspective mean for social workers? What potential opportunities are social workers experiencing to use a child perspective? What possible obstacles are social workers experiencing to use a child's perspective?                                                                                                                                            ……My approach to knowledge is based on the hermeneutic tradition of knowledge.  The essay is based on semi-structured interviews and I have interviewed six social workers in child welfare, from two neighboring municipalities in southern Sweden. I have chosen social constructionism and childhood sociology as an analytical tool in the essay because they state that there is no objective truth and that knowledge is influenced by time and context.    ……My main findings in the study was that; children's right to make their voices heard to meet the children and share them with information are important aspects of child perspective. The child's role in an investigation varies depending on the child's age. The child can be an actor by their own individual and participation but it can be too much responsibility for children to produce facts. Difficulties with child perspective is that parent have a stronger position than the child, parents statements prevail, parents can express themselves better verbally and may be more driven and demanding. Perspective on the whole family, collaboration with other authorities, time constraints and heavy workloads are other difficulties in maintaining child perspective for social workers. Cooperation with parents is an important factor in maintaining a child perspective. Other opportunities to apply the perspective of children are the child's communication skills, age and for some social workers it is easier to work with parent’s free will and for others through coercion.},
  author       = {Polisi, Mimoza},
  keyword      = {child perspectiv,childhood sociology,barnperspektiv,barnavård,childservices,socialkonstruktionism,social constructionism,socialtjänst,barndomssociologi,social services},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {”Vad innebär barnperspektiv?”},
  year         = {2010},
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