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Medborgarkunskap i fokus: Samhällskunskapsundervisning för nyanlända
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies (from 2013).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0571-9001
2018 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)Alternative title
Citizenship in Focus : Civic Education for Newly Arrived Immigrant Students (English)
Abstract [en]

This thesis focusses on the concept of citizenship in teaching civics to newly arrived immigrant pupils. The aim is to investigate how citizenship is expressed in the subject of civics. My empirical contribution is to show how different dimensions of citizenship appear, but also to aid understanding of the teaching on the basis of the existing contextual situation. Using analytical tools from the field of teaching, the thesis explores the content (what), form (how), and aim (why) of the teaching, as well as its adaptation to different groups of pupils (for whom). Hereby, I provide a methodological contribution, by showing that concepts from the field of teaching may enrich political science.

This study analyses the teaching of civics using a theoretical structure based around three dimensions of citizenship: rights, participation, and identity. I have used political ethnography as a method. The empirical data consists of interviews with teachers, classroom observations, education and examination materials, and also regulatory and policy documents. 

The results show that newly arrived immigrant pupils mostly receive education about citizenship regarding the dimension of rights and views of what constitutes a good citizen. Contextual factors such as school organisation, lack of time, and heterogeneous groups matter greatly for how the subject of civics is taught in practice. The discrepancy between policy and practise shows that the syllabus is unrealistic with regards to the actual situation. 

The subject of civics may influence pupils’ views of citizenship. Within the limits given, the teachers have created a class that is mostly concerned with knowledge regarding civil, political, and social rights and obligations. The subject, such as it appears in this thesis, is a kind of moral education based on the teachers’ care for the pupils. The teaching appears as an introductory course in citizenship knowledge, and as a part in integrating new citizens into society. 

Abstract [sv]

Skolan utgör en arena där medborgare formas och förbereds att delta i samhället. I denna avhandling står medborgarskap inom samhällskunskapsundervisning för nyanlända ungdomar i fokus. Syftet är att visa hur olika medborgarskapsdimensioner framträder samt skapa förståelse för varför undervisningen utformas som den gör utifrån de omständigheter som råder. 

Resultatet visar en diskrepans mellan policy och praktik, där kursplanen framstår som närmast orealistisk i relation till kontextuella faktorer som skolorganisation, tidsbrist och elevgruppers heterogenitet avseende bakgrundsförutsättningar samt ämnes- och språkkunskaper. Detta påverkar lärarnas ämnesdidaktiska val av syfte, innehåll och utformning och därmed elevers medborgarskapande. För att undersöka konkret undervisning används politisk etnografi, med lärarintervjuer, klassrumsobservationer, undervisnings- och bedömningsmaterial samt styr- och policydokument som empiriskt material.

Samhällskunskapsundervisningen framträder som medborgarkunskapsorientering kring demokrati samt civila, politiska och sociala rättigheter och skyldigheter. Kunskaperna är tänkta att bidra till delaktighet i samhället, vilket kan skapa en känsla av tillhörighet. Nyanlända ungdomar ges härmed möjlighet att förstå och integreras i samhället. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstads universitet, 2018.
Series
Karlstad University Studies, ISSN 1403-8099 ; 2018:40
Keywords [en]
citizenship, citizen, civics, teaching, didactics, newly arrived immigrants
Keywords [sv]
medborgarskap, medborgare, nyanlända, samhällskunskap, ämnesdidaktik, undervisning, bedömning
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Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-69267ISBN: 978-91-7063-876-3 (print)ISBN: 978-91-7063-971-5 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-69267DiVA, id: diva2:1249679
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2018-11-16, Nyqvistsalen, 9C 203, Karlstad, 13:15 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2018-10-26 Created: 2018-09-20 Last updated: 2018-10-26Bibliographically approved

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