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The meanings of age and time for newly arrived immigrant pupils’ educational trajectories
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7024-5789
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3596-4809
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Newly arrived immigrant youth are entering Sweden in unprecedented numbers, putting increasing demands on the educational system. There is a growing body of research on newly arrived children’s experiences of school introduction. However, research on the experiences of students who arrive in Sweden during the latter school years (15-18 years of age), i.e. who are expected to transition into upper-secondary education, remain limited, particularly in relation to age and imagined  futures. Our paper is a contribution to this emergent field of research.

 

Preliminary analyses of interviews with ‘late arrived students’ and staff at three upper secondary high schools highlight the significance of age and time in this process. The results indicate a discrepancy between the students’ perceptions and expectations of this transition and that of the school staff. The staff, following the institutional logic and the curriculum, expects prescribed progression of knowledge. Consequentially they opt for a prolonged introductory period. The students, on the other hand, describe a sense of deceleration of the future, by being held back in introductory classes. As a result, they will be “off time” compared to peers. Also, the deceleration of the future is interpreted in terms of a delay in the imagined biography. 

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016.
Keyword [en]
Age, newly arrived immigrant youth, transition, imagined biography, imagined future
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Social Sciences, Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-57354OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-57354DiVA: diva2:1034242
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Nordic Sociological Association Conference 2016
Available from: 2016-10-11 Created: 2016-10-11 Last updated: 2017-01-16Bibliographically approved

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