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Det är viktigt att förmedla normer och värden till elever i förberedelseklasser: En kvalitativ studie om vad lärare i förberedelseklasser gör till ”svensk” kultur.
Södertörn University, Lärarutbildningen.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
It’s important to convey norms and values to pupils in the introduction classes (English)
Abstract [en]

Swedish municipals schools have been given an assignment to convey basic values to pupils. The assignment is to bring up the pupils through transmitting and developing a heritage such as values, traditions, language and knowledge. Together along with the lasting knowledge which constitutes the community frame of reference everybody needs. There by is the purpose of this study through a qualitative method to investigate how the schools assignment to create a community national identity of the pupils is interpreted by the teachers in introduction classes. Even how the teachers in this study response to “Swedish” culture by presenting and educate the pupils in this. I have also chosen to investigate if this creates an othering of the newly arrived pupils. The study is executed by a qualitative method by observation in five introduction classes and by interviews with four teachers in these classes. The starting point of this study is social constructivism of culture. There by is culture defined by this perspective and also what culture creates. The theory is built through what culture can be in an anthropological perspective which in this study means patterns of actions, people’s way of thinking, norms people live after and basic values in the culture. Also what can happen when different cultures meet and how humans categorize each other. The conclusion of this investigation is that all four respondents believe that it’s important to convey “Swedish” norms and values to their pupils. Their purpose is for the pupils to learn how to act around others and to learn how to behave in the school, also for the pupils to be able to participate in the community. It has shown that the teachers want to point out the “Swedish” culture and their creation of “Swedish” culture as the superior culture compared to “the others” and the culture that “the others” should reach for. How the schools assignment to create community national identity of the pupils has shown being a complex assignment. When this assignment is interpreted by the teachers something happens and the teachers categorizes the pupils to “the others” and they are shut out from the imagined communities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 51 p.
Keyword [sv]
Kultur, nationell identitet, nyanlända elever, förberedelseklass, andrafiering
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-14779OAI: diva2:479057
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-01-26 Created: 2012-01-17 Last updated: 2012-01-26Bibliographically approved

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