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Intended Inclusions, Unintended Exclusions: Newly Arrived Children in the Swedish Education System

Kizildag, Zeynep LU (2018) SIMV10 20181
Graduate School
Master of Science in Global Studies
Abstract
The proposed study aimed to understand the conditions central to the inclusion and exclusion of the newly arrived children in the Swedish education system by investigating the relevant procedures and actual practices. By employing an inductive qualitative approach, the data were collected from official documents and expert interviews with the responsible actors in the field i.e. government servants, educators and NGO representatives via a fieldwork conducted in Lund, a student town in southern Sweden. Using theory grounded on the collected data, it was found that the organizational conditions i.e. procedures, language education, financial resources, and children’s conditions i.e. age differentials, living circumstances, and legal status... (More)
The proposed study aimed to understand the conditions central to the inclusion and exclusion of the newly arrived children in the Swedish education system by investigating the relevant procedures and actual practices. By employing an inductive qualitative approach, the data were collected from official documents and expert interviews with the responsible actors in the field i.e. government servants, educators and NGO representatives via a fieldwork conducted in Lund, a student town in southern Sweden. Using theory grounded on the collected data, it was found that the organizational conditions i.e. procedures, language education, financial resources, and children’s conditions i.e. age differentials, living circumstances, and legal status have intended including and unintended excluding effects for the newly arrived children in the school system. Due to the paradoxical nature of these concepts, it is argued that there always exists a tension between states of inclusion and exclusion. (Less)
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author
Kizildag, Zeynep LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Newly Arrived Children in the Swedish Education System: A qualitative expert interview study conducted in Lund, Sweden
course
SIMV10 20181
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Swedish education system, newly arrived children, education, inclusion, exclusion
language
English
id
8958254
date added to LUP
2018-09-14 12:04:39
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2018-09-14 12:04:39
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  abstract     = {The proposed study aimed to understand the conditions central to the inclusion and exclusion of the newly arrived children in the Swedish education system by investigating the relevant procedures and actual practices. By employing an inductive qualitative approach, the data were collected from official documents and expert interviews with the responsible actors in the field i.e. government servants, educators and NGO representatives via a fieldwork conducted in Lund, a student town in southern Sweden. Using theory grounded on the collected data, it was found that the organizational conditions i.e. procedures, language education, financial resources, and children’s conditions i.e. age differentials, living circumstances, and legal status have intended including and unintended excluding effects for the newly arrived children in the school system. Due to the paradoxical nature of these concepts, it is argued that there always exists a tension between states of inclusion and exclusion.},
  author       = {Kizildag, Zeynep},
  keyword      = {Swedish education system,newly arrived children,education,inclusion,exclusion},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Intended Inclusions, Unintended Exclusions: Newly Arrived Children in the Swedish Education System},
  year         = {2018},
}