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Man trollar med knäna lite grann: En studie om vad lärare ser som tecken på barnfattigdom och hur de agerar på vad de ser
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
You make things out of thin air : A study about what teachers see as signs of child poverty, and how they act to what they see (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this qualitative study was to examine and understand how teachers see and handle the signs of child poverty within a classroom context. The paper is based on an interview study involving 8 teachers in 2 Swedish schools for children between the ages of 6 to 12 years old. Poverty is a complex word and there are many definitions of it. What do teachers interpret as signs of child poverty in the school context? How do they act when they think it’s necessary to protect a child from being affected by it, and how can we understand their choice of action with the help of action theory? We discovered that the teachers notice different things as signs of child poverty, and they all react in both different and similar ways. But one thing do they have in common: They discuss neither the signs nor their actions with each other. They act mainly on basis of individual choices and opinions, even though they are a part of a larger context in the school organization.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
Teachers, school, child poverty, action theory, doxa, capital
Keyword [sv]
Lärare, skola barnfattigdom, handlingsteori, doxa, kapital
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-29510OAI: diva2:654814
Subject / course
Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
Available from: 2013-10-10 Created: 2013-10-08 Last updated: 2013-10-10Bibliographically approved

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