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Arkivets konsekvenser vid utanförskap : en kommuns relation till Offentlighetsprincipen och legalisering av utbildning för papperslösa barn

Månsson, Nikolaj LU (2013) ABMM34 20131
Division of ALM and Digital Cultures
Abstract
The aim of this Master´s thesis is to study how the Swedish bill, "Education for children who are staying in the country without authorization", constructs a relationship between legal versus illegal status, and how this relationship affects undocumented children’s integrity in relation to the principle of public access to official records (“Offentlighetsprincipen”). The main hypothesis is that the principle of public access to official records affects the information listed in public documents, since operators are aware that the data can potentially be accessed by an outside authority.

Seven interviews were performed within the limited area of a Swedish municipality. Among which the informants involved were politicians, an archivist... (More)
The aim of this Master´s thesis is to study how the Swedish bill, "Education for children who are staying in the country without authorization", constructs a relationship between legal versus illegal status, and how this relationship affects undocumented children’s integrity in relation to the principle of public access to official records (“Offentlighetsprincipen”). The main hypothesis is that the principle of public access to official records affects the information listed in public documents, since operators are aware that the data can potentially be accessed by an outside authority.

Seven interviews were performed within the limited area of a Swedish municipality. Among which the informants involved were politicians, an archivist representing the municipal archive, an informant employed by a hospital and a principal. During the interviews the informants were asked a series of questions concerning the registration of the child in public records, which description could be expected from the school authority and student care, and what concerns that they considered were involved in a secrecy examination of these documents.

The analysis of the material was performed using a phenomenographic approach. Eighteen categories of conceptions were identified, distributed on six aspects of the phenomenon of documentation management of undocumented children´s schooling. The results show a variety of conceptions among the informants. The six aspects cover conceptions of the undocumented child staying in the country; the privacy legislation ability to cover undocumented children; whether an expectation of traded information can cause conflict between authorities; and conception of the schools needs for collecting information.

The analysis gives raise to the conclusion that Swedish school systems documentation management is created based on a series of preconceptions. These preconceptions, I argue, will most probably cause ethical challenges for the school hosting an undocumented child. (Less)
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author
Månsson, Nikolaj LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
The Consequences of Archives for Excluded Members of the Nation : a Municipality's Relationship to the Principle of Public Access to Official Records and Legalization of Education for Undocumented Children
course
ABMM34 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Archival science, undocumented children, documentation management, professional ethics, educational administration, arkivvetenskap, papperslösa barn, dokumenthantering, yrkesetik, skoladministration
language
Swedish
id
3807694
date added to LUP
2013-06-20 11:07:01
date last changed
2014-04-11 14:16:34
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  abstract     = {The aim of this Master´s thesis is to study how the Swedish bill, "Education for children who are staying in the country without authorization", constructs a relationship between legal versus illegal status, and how this relationship affects undocumented children’s integrity in relation to the principle of public access to official records (“Offentlighetsprincipen”). The main hypothesis is that the principle of public access to official records affects the information listed in public documents, since operators are aware that the data can potentially be accessed by an outside authority.

Seven interviews were performed within the limited area of a Swedish municipality. Among which the informants involved were politicians, an archivist representing the municipal archive, an informant employed by a hospital and a principal. During the interviews the informants were asked a series of questions concerning the registration of the child in public records, which description could be expected from the school authority and student care, and what concerns that they considered were involved in a secrecy examination of these documents. 

The analysis of the material was performed using a phenomenographic approach. Eighteen categories of conceptions were identified, distributed on six aspects of the phenomenon of documentation management of undocumented children´s schooling. The results show a variety of conceptions among the informants. The six aspects cover conceptions of the undocumented child staying in the country; the privacy legislation ability to cover undocumented children; whether an expectation of traded information can cause conflict between authorities; and conception of the schools needs for collecting information. 

The analysis gives raise to the conclusion that Swedish school systems documentation management is created based on a series of preconceptions. These preconceptions, I argue, will most probably cause ethical challenges for the school hosting an undocumented child.},
  author       = {Månsson, Nikolaj},
  keyword      = {Archival science,undocumented children,documentation management,professional ethics,educational administration,arkivvetenskap,papperslösa barn,dokumenthantering,yrkesetik,skoladministration},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Arkivets konsekvenser vid utanförskap : en kommuns relation till Offentlighetsprincipen och legalisering av utbildning för papperslösa barn},
  year         = {2013},
}