Våra forskargrupper vid institutionen har också väl etablerade nätverk med forskare, vid Stockholms universitet och vid andra lärosäten i Sverige, och i länder runt om i världen. Att forskningen håller hög kvalitet visar sig i att anslag har erhållits från flera stora bidragsgivare. Den forskning vi bedriver är innovativ, grundlig och motsvarar höga etiska och empiriska krav. Här nedan följer en lista över projekt inom området utbildning, migration och integration vid institutionen.

Forskning finansierad av Vetenskapsrådet och andra svenska finansiärer

Larissa Mickwitz och Anki Bengtsson (IPD)

Titel: Att bli ”svensk lärare” - En studie av Snabbspåret för nyanlända med lärarutbildning (Becoming a "Swedish Teacher": A Study of the Fast Track for Recently Immigrated Teachers)
Finansierad av: IFAU - Institutet för arbetsmarknads- och utbildningspolitisk utvärdering (The Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy)
Projektbeskrivning: The general objective of the project is to examine the professionalisation process in the Fast-track education programme for recently immigrated teachers, which was launched by the Swedish government in 2016 as part of a new labour market policy. The analysis is based on a qualitative study of focus group interviews with participants in this programme as well as their supervisors and educators. The study highlights the importance of studying different ways of shaping and modulating the teacher role in the interplay between the formation of teacher professionalism and institutional conditions while re-entering the teacher profession in a new context.
Kontakt: Larissa Mickwitz and Anki Bengtsson

Larissa Mickwitz: Foto: Privat
Larissa Mickwitz. Foto: Privat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foto: Niklas Björling
Anki Bengtsson. Foto: Niklas Björling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ali Reza Majlesi (IPD), Silvia Kunitz (Engelska institutionen) och Gunilla Jansson (Institutionen för svenska och flerspråkighet) (projektledare)

Titel: Språkcaféet som social mötesplats och arena för språkträning (The language café as a social venue and a space for language training)
Finansierad av: Vetenskapsrådet (Swedish research council)
Projektbeskrivning: The overall aim of this project is to explore the ‘language café’ (‘språkcafé’ in Swedish) as a social venue and a space for socially anchored L2 learning practices providing migrants opportunities for training Swedish. The café-goers are newly arrived and resident immigrants who wish to socialize in a Swedish speaking environment and improve their conversational skills. The data we gather consist of (a) ethnographic observations and video-recordings of interactions in eight to ten language cafés that are organized by churches and libraries; and (b) interviews with the social actors involved in the coordination and management of the cafés. This set of data will allow us to combine our ethnographic knowledge of the language cafés and their participants with microanalyses of social interaction as regards to our overarching research question: how are language cafés organized as material and social ecologies aimed for the engagement of newly arrived immigrants and their language training? Our interest lies in identifying the practices through which participants in the cafés (café-goers and café-organizers) (a) engage in topical talk and in interpersonal relationship, and (b) orient to moments of teaching/learning.
Nationellt och internationellt nätverk: Nordic Interdisciplinary Research Network for Speech, Conversation and Interaction – OFTI
Kontakt: Ali Reza Majlesi

Foto: Clement Morin
Ali Reza Majlesi. Foto: Clément Morin
 

 

Fredrik Hertzberg, Åsa Sundelin (IPD), Ewa Rolfsman och Miguel Inzunza (Umeå universitet)

Titel: Inkludering och erkännande av nyanlända ungdomar och unga vuxna genom studie- och yrkesvägledning. En studie av professionella överväganden och prioriteringar (Inclusion and recognition of newly arrived migrant youth through educational and vocational guidance. A study of professional considerations and priorities) 
Finansierad av: Vetenskapsrådet (Swedish research council)
Projektbeskrivning: This research project studies career guidance and counseling for newly arrived youth and young adults in upper secondary education and adult education, with special attention to the conditions for social inclusion and recognition. The aim is to describe and analyze the significance of social inclusion and recognition in and during the organization and design of career guidance for newly arrived youth and young adults. The project consists of three sub-projects: a) a study of the professional , administrative and political considerations that govern the guidance organization and design, which consists of a quantitative questionnaire survey and qualitative interviews, b) a qualitative interview study of the professional considerations and principles of design guidance learning and meaning around work, work and employment and c) an ethnographic study of guidance practice with a focus on learning for working life and future.
Nationellt och internationellt nätverk: Nordic network for research on career development and guidance.
Kontakt: Fredrik Hertzberg

Fredrik Hertzberg. Foto: Privat
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foto: Niklas Björling
Åsa Sundelin. Foto: Niklas Björling

 

Åsa Sundelin (IPD), Lisbeth Lundahl (projektledare), Per-Åke Rosvall, Jonna Linde, Joakim Lindgren (Umeå universitet)

Titel: Att komma vidare: Unga utan fullständig grundskola och stödet för att finna framtidsvägar i olika lokala kontext (Moving on, Youth attending an introduction program and their career support in varying local contexts)
Finansierad av: Vetenskapsrådet (Swedish research council)
Projektbeskrivning: This project concerns the opportunities to strengthen educational and professional chances for students without complete compulsory education, a group running increased risks of future social exclusion. These young people are normally channeled into one of five introductory programs (IP), preparing for studies and/or work. The project focuses the aspirations of IP students in various local settings and the support offered for career learning and career choices in these contexts. The refugee wave in 2015-2016 led to a significant increase in the number of students on the language introductory program, and pupils with immigrant background form a large part of the student base. The study is expected to provide knowledge that can be used in order to develop well informed career support for youth groups known to be at risk.

The project is a cooperation between the University of Umeå University and Stockholm University. The project is led by Lisbeth Lundahl and the team consists of Per-Åke Rosvall, Jonna Linde, Joakim Lindgren from the University of Umeå and Åsa Sundelin from the University of Stockholm.
Kontakt: Åsa Sundelin

Foto: Niklas Björling
Åsa Sundelin. Foto: Niklas Björling

 

Camilla Thunborg, Agnieszka Bron och Ali Osman (IPD)

Titel: Fickor av (o-) jämlikhet - Att utforska och främja unga vuxnas utbildnings- och livskarriärer i utsatta förorts- och glesbygdsområden (Understanding 'spatial pockets of inequalities' - Enhancing young adults' educational and life careers in rural and suburb areas)
Finansierad av: FORMAS (Swedish research council for environment, agricultural sciences and spatial planning)
Projektbeskrivning: The aim of this project is to examine young adults’ educational and life careers in areas that are seen as culturally and economically disadvantaged and how their educational and life careers could be enhanced. By young adults we refer to 18 to 25 years old women and men, migrants and native Swedes in rural and urban areas. By educational and life careers we mean individuals’ continuing life choices and opportunities concerning education, work and leisure. The project addresses the following broad research questions:

• What 'spatial pockets of (in-) equalities' can be identified in the intersection between young adults’ biographies, geographical and virtual spaces?

• How do these 'spatial pockets of (in-) equalities' impact on young adults’ educational and life careers?

• How can the educational and life careers of young adults be enhanced?

The project is a three-year interactive, longitudinal multiple case study. It consists of two cases, rural and urban, which are culturally and economically disadvantaged. The methodological design combines quantitative and qualitative methods for deepening the understanding and also consists of interactive aspects for gaining mutual understanding with key actors and enhancing young adults’ life chances.
Kontakt: Camilla Thunborg

Foto: Lena Vangelius
Camilla Thunborg. Foto: Lena Vangelius
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agnieszka Bron. Foto: Lena Vangelius
 


 

 

 

 

 

Foto: Niklas Björling
Ali Osman. Foto: Niklas Björling

 

 

Ali Osman, Carina Carlhed (IPD) och Niclas Månsson (Mälardalens högskola)

Titel: I fotspåren på motståndskraftiga unga: Lyckade utbildningsvägar och inträdet till högre utbildning (Following the footprints of resilient students) 
Finansierad av: Vetenskapsrådet (The Swedish Research Council)
Projektbeskrivning: This study examines the mechanism and factors that contributed to the academic success of students from household with low or poor educational capital, or parents with low or no income. Theory holds that the failure of this category of students is primarily due to their lack of cultural capital. Studies, however, has paid less attention to students that have or are on their way to achieve a successful academic career despite coming from challenging backgrounds. To examine the educational, the success story of these students; the study is going to apply analytical tools developed by empirical studies that use social capital concept. These analytical tools are: ideational support, material support and bridging support. These concepts are used to guide our empirical analysis. In collecting the data, we will elaborate with different qualitative data collection techniques to capture the complex interplays between resources, strategies these students mobilised to embark on the successful academic career. The research project consists of three parallel case studies focusing on three national groups: students with parents from Somalia, Turkey and native Swedes with poor social capital. The “native born Swedes” group in this study will serve as “a control group”; this design will enable us to identify the factors that transcend ethnicity, or other social stigma associated with the non-European identities.
Nationellt och internationellt nätverk: Nordic Network for Migration and Vocational Education and Training 
Kontakt: Ali Osman

Foto: Niklas Björling
Ali Osman. Foto: Niklas Björling

 

Studier finansierade av institutionen (FUK-tid)

Tore West, Ali Reza Majlesi, Eva Insulander, Robert Ohlsson

The study "Encounters in civil society" aims to investigate meetings between new and established residents in Sweden. We seek to understand how people with different backgrounds and languages communicate and what they learn from each other when they meet. What goes on in such encounters are significant for newly arrived to develop knowledge important for inclusion and participation in the wider Swedish society while also learning to understand and use the Swedish language. Civil society organizations offer rich learning opportunities for newly arrived, and at the same time offer valuable experiences for established residents. This also present possibilities for the organizations to encounter new demands and develop strategies to involve more individuals and groups of people from different backgrounds in their activities.

Tore West

Another project with a focus on subject tuition for students with a mother tongue other than Swedish is under preparation. In cooperation with the National Centre for Swedish as a Second Language, we aim to study how different school development initiatives regarding language are conveyed to students in their subject education. Here we will study how teachers and students interact in different subject content classes, and how the students' possibilities to learn subject content is influenced by organized efforts in multi- and trans-lingual practices. 
Kontakt: Tore West

Foto: Clemént Morin
Tore West. Foto: Clément Morin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foto: Clement Morin
Ali Reza Majlesi. Foto: Clemént Morin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eva Insulander, Institutionen för pedagogik och didaktik, Stockholms universitet
Eva Insulander. Foto: Privat

Doktorandstudier

Rama Alshoufani

Rama Alshoufanis research examine the role of education in rebuilding refugees’ self-worth within integration policies in Sweden.

Morteza Eslahchi

This research study aim is to examine educational aspects of civil society initiatives as experiential paths for empowering immigrants and refugees in Sweden.

Brenda Munhall

Brendas Munhall research interest is the experience of newly arrived and minority groups within the Swedish education system. In particular, my research will explore school choice and its ability to provide an equitable experience for all participants. Additionally, I aim to explore the legacy of schooling built upon pluralistic ideals and its effects on the current educational system structure.

Charles Fuster Sansalvador  

Carles research focus is on psycolinguistic and social linguistic aspects of language learning and language use in heterogenous multilingual classroom.

Veronica Brunér

Veronicas research focus is to examine the significance of social categorization such as, class, ethnicity, or gender impact mental health. Veronica focuses particularly on issues of equality, special rights are managed in Psychiatric.

Helena Reierstam

Helena's research focuses on the roll language in subject evaluation of newly arrived students/children.

Maria Pananaki

My research focuses on the relationship between ethnic minority parents and teachers in elementary schools in Sweden.

Dagmar Hedman

Dagmar has an interest in exploring the role of national education systems within an increasingly globalised, diverse and complex world. Dagmar's current research project is aimed at examining the possible relationships between immigrant students’ integration and their academic performance.