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Föreningslivets (TUF) och skolans betydelse för turkiska ungdomars identitet: En kvalitativ studie om fem turkiska ungdomars uppfattning om deras identitetskapande  
Södertörn University College, Lärarutbildningen.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The Swedish society has gone through a radical change. From being a monoculture society it has developed into a multicultural society representing a mixture of people from all around the world. This change has had a significant impact on both the Swedish school system and the teacher’s role. Therefore a subsequent ambition for a multicultural school would be to recognize this diversity and establish guidelines for how to meet each individual students need. To be able to recognize how different students develop in different ways is one of the reasons for this research. Different directions of social science have discussed in what way schools take part in youth identity formation. However, it has been less argued how immigrant associations take part in the same formation. This essay aims to illustrate, analyze and discuss how five young Turkish students, living in two different cultures, experience how the school and immigrant associations have affected the formation of their identity. I have chosen to use a qualitative approach, using in-depth interviews with five youths at the age of 16-18. The common denominator of these youths are (i) they all have roots in Turkey, (ii) they are all students at upper-secondary school, (iii) they study in the Stockholm area and (iv) they are members of TUF (The Turkish Youth Association). The conclusion of this study is that the school, teachers and friends play a very important role in youth identity formation. A problem that this research identifies is that the schools lack the capability to satisfy individual needs, resulting in many students facing difficulties when forming an identity. Due to the fact that many times the school does not encourage, nor observe the different backgrounds of the students. Furthermore, according to my research a probable reason why many youths with foreign background search immigrant associations, is because they feel fellowship and security when together with people from the association. This, in turn, has a positive effect on their self-image and identity.

Title: The importance that voluntary sector (TUF) and the school have on Turkish youth’s identity creation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 52 p.
Keyword [en]
Identity, voluntary sector, culture, ethnicity, school, teacher
Keyword [sv]
Identitet, föreningsliv (TUF), kultur, etnicitet, skola, lärare
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-9076OAI: diva2:422532
Subject / course
Education Studies
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-06-13 Created: 2011-06-13 Last updated: 2011-06-13Bibliographically approved

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