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Värdekonflikter vid mottagandet av nyanlända: En fallstudie av mottagningssystemet kring nyanlända elever i Uppsala kommun
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The thesis seeks to examine how newly arrived students are welcomed and introduced to the Swedish school system in Uppsala municipality. When organizing the structure of integrating immigrant children, municipalities in Sweden use different models. Depending on the model, different values are favored such as integration/segregation and collectivism/individualism.  Through interviews and textual analysis the model used in Uppsala is studied as an example of how municipalities choose to organize the structure around newly arrived students. The results show that the ambition in the organization in Uppsala is to actively use integration promoting arrangement in their every day work as well as they’re aiming to find individual solutions for each and everyone. The reality, however, reflects a lack of awareness about to what extent individual arrangements are in fact carried out and the special needs an immigrant child might have in comparison to other children. The mere existence of the school unit LYSA, which is responsible for children who have not yet received a placement in one of the permanent schools in the city, is also a drawback in achieving the ambition of the municipality, as LYSA is a separate unit that makes integration harder. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 51 p.
Keyword [en]
Newly arrived students, Integration, Segregation, Immigration, Swedish school system, Uppsala, Case study
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-295845OAI: diva2:935317
Subject / course
Political Science
Educational program
Bachelor Programme in Political Science
Available from: 2016-06-13 Created: 2016-06-10 Last updated: 2016-06-13Bibliographically approved

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