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Förberedelseklasser: Vägen in till samhället
Södertörn University College, Lärarutbildningen.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The main purpose of my essay is to inquire into the situation in the preparatory classes. The focus of interest in the essay is to see how new arrived pupils/children from Iraq integrate in the new school environment, foreign culture and what difficulties they come across during their period at the preparatory class. Such as language difficulties and how they manage with the traumatic memories from the war and the effect of that in their learning.

I choose to do a qualitative survey and taking part in observing a preparatory class to see how they work. Thereafter, to see from a different perspective and understand the pupils more and perhaps go deeper with some questions I choose to interview some of the pupils. The responds I received gave me a more comprehensible idea of the struggle these children have been through and still go through in a daily basis.

The result of this study illustrates the character of a preparatory class, and the central factors that occur in their education. The result have shown that an intercultural work procedure at the schools gives the pupils in the preparatory classes a chance to integrate in the new multicultural environment. The intercultural way of working is necessary for their language development, other pupils and teachers understanding of their situation and the work up of their traumatic experiences.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. , 36 p.
Keyword [en]
New arrivals, Iraqi pupils, preparatory classes, PTSD
National Category
Pedagogical Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-3018OAI: diva2:420617
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-06-07 Created: 2010-01-17 Last updated: 2011-06-07Bibliographically approved

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