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Utbildning på (o)lika villkor: om kön och etnisk bakgrund i grundskolan
Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för socialt arbete - Socialhögskolan.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5232-2525
2007 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this thesis is to examine children’s educational conditions in senior compulsory school. The purpose is to compare conditions between girls and boys on the basis of ethnical background. Other perspectives are based on socio-economic background and family situation. The dissertation includes four detached articles. The first three articles are based on questionnaire data from 1193 children, 13 to 15 years old, at four Swedish municipal schools. The last article includes two studies: A study among the headmasters at the four schools and a study of the compulsory school attendance law.

The first article introduces a study concerning parental involvement in children’s education. The aim is to examine the children’s experience of their parents’ assistance in their homework, participation in meetings at school and interest in their education. Finally, these topics are analysed in relation to the children’s own involvement in their education. The second article introduces a study concerning schoolchildren’s involvement in their education and factors that correlate beside parental involvement. The implicit aim is to study the children’s experience of teacher support, their situation in school and attitudes to university education. The third article introduces a study concerning parent’s regulations regarding their child’s participation in social activities. The aim of the study is to examine how many children that are not allowed to participate in social activities and some educational elements at school, for example psychical education and study tours. The results from the questionnaire show a complex view concerning the children’s experience of their conditions, where sex and ethnicity correlate with the questions. Generally, the sex/gender differences and the divergences in socio-economic conditions are more apparent among children with immigrant background then among the ones with Swedish background.

The last article examines the conflicts that may arise between, the educational system and the parents, regarding specific elements in the child’s education. This study examine schools attitude to allow children to refrain from compulsory attendance at the family’s request. The second part of the article examines the compulsory school attendance in a legal sense. Results show that attitude towards the families varies between the schools. The compulsory attendance law is indistinct, but legal cases show that it is not lawful to allow children to refrain from specific elements within the education to fulfil the parent’s wish.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Stockholms universitet , 2007. , 142 p.
Series
Rapport i socialt arbete, ISSN 0281-6288 ; 120
Keyword [en]
Education, School, Children, Sex, Gender, Immigrant, Ethnicity
National Category
Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-15611ISBN: 91-7155-405-X OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-15611DiVA: diva2:426422
Public defence
2007-04-21, Aula Svea, Socialhögskolan, Sveaplan, Stockholm, 10:00 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2011-06-23 Created: 2011-06-23 Last updated: 2014-08-20Bibliographically approved

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