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Föräldraengagemang, finns det olika sätt?: En studie om en grupp mödrars förhållningssätt till föräldraengagemang
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Teacher Education.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The purpose of this qualitative study was to illustrate and analyze the approach and parental involvement of a group of mothers in their children's schooling. Also their reflections on parental involvement will be highlighted and what the parents experience as obstacles in their involvement.

Method: I conducted six semi structured interviews for my research. I chose to interview six mothers who have a child in the sixth grade. I chose specifically the sixth grade because the mothers will have had quite a few contacts with the school at this point. I also chose not to reveal their ethnicity because they cannot represent a whole ethnic group anyway.

Result: The result of my interviews show that the parents have different approaches when it comes to parental involvement. The approaches are different between the mothers but one thing they have in common is that they care about their children. 

Conclusion: One of the conclusions of this study is that the parents who do not participate in meetings and activities at school, are either because of language barrier or lack of information concerning what the school expects of them. Furthermore the study shows that their lack of participation in school activities does not mean that they are not involved as parents. Instead they express their involvement in different ways, mainly in their homes. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
Parental Involvement, habitus, cultural capital, social capital, economic capital, multiculturalism
Keyword [sv]
Föräldraengagemang, habitus, kulturellt kapital, socialt kapital, ekonomisk kapital, mångkulturalitet
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-21239OAI: diva2:686014
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2014-01-10 Created: 2014-01-10 Last updated: 2014-01-10Bibliographically approved

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