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Superpedagogen - En kvalitativ studie om lärares reflektioner kring att ta emot och integrera nyanlända elever

Ekelund, Johan LU and Gustafson, Linnéa LU (2017) SOPA63 20171
School of Social Work
Abstract
During the fall 2015, it was 114 000 people who applied for asylum in Sweden and the integration became a frequently discussed topic. The school is an area where there's high potential for the newly arrived students to create a network and to be integrated in the society. However, that's maybe not the case as the researDches say that the schools get more and more segregated. This study examines how teachers as street level bureaucrats, between the organization and the students, experience the work and how they use their discretion in the work with integrating newcomers. It is based on a qualitative method where qualitative interviews have been used. Six teachers in Skåne, who are working or has been working with newly arrived students in... (More)
During the fall 2015, it was 114 000 people who applied for asylum in Sweden and the integration became a frequently discussed topic. The school is an area where there's high potential for the newly arrived students to create a network and to be integrated in the society. However, that's maybe not the case as the researDches say that the schools get more and more segregated. This study examines how teachers as street level bureaucrats, between the organization and the students, experience the work and how they use their discretion in the work with integrating newcomers. It is based on a qualitative method where qualitative interviews have been used. Six teachers in Skåne, who are working or has been working with newly arrived students in lower secondary school, have been interviewed about their experiences and feelings about the work with integrating newly arrived students. Through the interviews the result has shown that teachers are feeling excited and glad to work with newly arrived students. Even if they are excited about their work with integration they were also mentioning struggles with it. In the challenges, the teachers use their discretion differently. Things that were mentioned as challenges with integration of the newly arrived students were being inadequate for the students, not having the time or resources to do the work that they want to do. The teachers were also confused about who had the responsibility for different areas in the newly arrived student's life. Society and media's expectations on teachers are very high. Even if the teachers are trying to do their best, they still often feel inadequacy about their work. If the society wants to have a better integration for the newly arrived students in the school, there needs to be interventions that can help the teachers in their daily work with the newly arrived students. (Less)
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author
Ekelund, Johan LU and Gustafson, Linnéa LU
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organization
course
SOPA63 20171
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
integration, newly arrived students, teaching newcomers, discretion, street level bureaucracy
language
Swedish
id
8924735
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2017-09-05 13:37:46
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2017-09-05 13:37:46
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  abstract     = {During the fall 2015, it was 114 000 people who applied for asylum in Sweden and the integration became a frequently discussed topic. The school is an area where there's high potential for the newly arrived students to create a network and to be integrated in the society. However, that's maybe not the case as the researDches say that the schools get more and more segregated. This study examines how teachers as street level bureaucrats, between the organization and the students, experience the work and how they use their discretion in the work with integrating newcomers. It is based on a qualitative method where qualitative interviews have been used. Six teachers in Skåne, who are working or has been working with newly arrived students in lower secondary school, have been interviewed about their experiences and feelings about the work with integrating newly arrived students. Through the interviews the result has shown that teachers are feeling excited and glad to work with newly arrived students. Even if they are excited about their work with integration they were also mentioning struggles with it. In the challenges, the teachers use their discretion differently. Things that were mentioned as challenges with integration of the newly arrived students were being inadequate for the students, not having the time or resources to do the work that they want to do. The teachers were also confused about who had the responsibility for different areas in the newly arrived student's life. Society and media's expectations on teachers are very high. Even if the teachers are trying to do their best, they still often feel inadequacy about their work. If the society wants to have a better integration for the newly arrived students in the school, there needs to be interventions that can help the teachers in their daily work with the newly arrived students.},
  author       = {Ekelund, Johan and Gustafson, Linnéa},
  keyword      = {integration,newly arrived students,teaching newcomers,discretion,street level bureaucracy},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Superpedagogen - En kvalitativ studie om lärares reflektioner kring att ta emot och integrera nyanlända elever},
  year         = {2017},
}