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"Vart man kommer ifrån är en del av en": En kvalitativ studie om betydelsen av sociala relationer i en mångkulturell skola
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis highlights the importance of social relationships for high school adolescents’ identity in a multicultural school in Stockholm’s suburb. The second purpose of this thesis is to shed light on, if the school sees the students’ cultural background as an asset and how teachers can take advantage and implement it to the way they teach .The theories in the study were developed by Urie Bronnfenbrenner; The ecological theory, Pierre Bourdeau; The three forms of capital and George H. Mead; The significant other, The generalized other and "I" and "Me". The results show that the family is the most important relationship in comparison to relationships with teachers and friends /classmates, according to both high school youth and teachers. The child's identity develops in the primary relationships that is essential for the child's future relationships. In other words it’s in the microsystem which the child's norms and values creates and develops.

The result also shows that teachers and students have different opinions regarding the school's approach to students' cultural background as an asset.

The students believe that teachers don't take their cultural background into account, while the teachers feel that this is an essence to be able to understand each other and respect each other. But the cultural background should not be a wall that they hide behind.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 41 p.
Keyword [en]
Social relations, Cultural background, Identity, Multicultural school, Youth
Keyword [sv]
sociala relationer, kulturell bakgrund, identitet, mångkulturell skola, ungdom
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-17107OAI: diva2:556672
Subject / course
Social Work
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-09-26 Created: 2012-09-25 Last updated: 2012-09-26Bibliographically approved

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