Contact person:
Laid Bouakaz
  • Vetenskapsrådet
Responsible at Malmö University:
Laid Bouakaz
  • Nihad Bunar och Mats Trondman
  • Nihad Bunar och Mats Trondman
Time frame:
01 September 2017 - 01 September 2020

About the project

The focus of the study is mainly newly arrived young people attending their three last years in elementary school and their families, recently immigrated to Sweden that who lack knowledge of the Swedish language (Bunar 2010). The project intends firstly, to investigate how a set of conditions in and outside the school affects young people's opportunities for schooling and inclusion. Secondly, how young people themselves understand and handle these conditions in their everyday lives.

With conditions within the school we mainly refer to organizational (the choice of reception system), social (relations) and symbolic (representations and structures) for their learning. With terms outside the school we relate to relationships patterns in the family, the degree of local society involvment in refugee reception and integration and the social and symbolic of young people positioning in the life of the local community. We see school success as the pupils achieving qualifications for national upper secoandry programs. The inclusion in the context means that they newly arrived pupils formally (the choice of reception organization and its structure) and Informal (recognition and networking) will have access to the school's educational, social and social sciences democratic arenas (Nilholm & Göransson 2013) on equally effective terms as other students.