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Integration av mångkulturella elever i skolan: En kvalitativ studie från skolkuratorers perspektiv
Kristianstad University, School of Health and Society.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Integration of multicultural students in school : a qualitative study from school counsellors’perspective (English)
Abstract [en]

The Swedish school in today’s society is multicultural. One of the main questions is how to integratethese students in the Swedish society. The purpose with the study is to explore how schoolcounsellors’ work to promote the integration of multicultural students and what factors can influencethe integration of these students. To clarify this, the terms integration and multicultural are explainedand discussed.It is an qualitative study consisting of interviews. The interviewed informants are all school counsellors.These are specifically chosen based on that they work in schools with a high number ofmulticultural students. The work with integration has failed in Sweden, where it exists a separationbetween ”us” and ”them”, which makes them feel like outsiders. This separation also exists in theschool environment.Integration is a process in which Swedes and people with foreign background live together andwhere people understand each other and each others culture. A multicultural youngster is one who isgrappling to find himself between two cultures: who asks himself “who am I? and “who do I wantto be?” These school counsellors strive to work for an understanding between them and multiculturalstudents. An understanding for each others cultures and values. One factor that can hamperthe integration is if the student’s parents do not want their children to participate in classes whichare supposed to be against their religion or culture. Another factor that hampers the integration aresegregated schools and neighborhoods. In which these students never really participate in the Swedishsociety but live as they would in their homeland.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 43 p.
Keyword [en]
integration, multicultural, school, school counsellor
Keyword [sv]
integration, multikulturell, skola, skolkurator
National Category
Social Sciences Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-8222OAI: diva2:425707
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-06-22 Created: 2011-06-21 Last updated: 2011-06-22Bibliographically approved

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