Den nya skollagen och skolorganisationen i Malmö stad
: en kvalitativ undersökning om skolkuratorernas upplevelse

Translated title of the thesis: The new Education Act and school organization in the city of Malmoe: a qualitative study on the school counselors’ experience
  • Sara Majvall
  • Sara Rasmusson

    Student thesis: University Diploma

    Abstract

    The purpose of our studyis to investigate how the changed Education Act in Malmoe affects the work of school counselor in elementary school and how it further may affect the work. We were also investigating counselors’ views on the politically increasing transparency of student health that comes as a result of the new school organization in Malmoe. To obtain our results, we have chosen to use a qualitative research interview, where we have chosen a semi-structured interview form. We have chosen two theories, Foucault -power and discipline and organizational theory. With the help of our results, we have come to the conclusions that the law is not sufficiently clear about what is meant by "access to the counselor" with the result that there are loopholes to apply. This can lead to students being assisted but not getting enough help. Despite the clear in the law that one should work more preventive, there is not enough time to work on value issues. This inturn means that most of the time out of their work is devoted to emergency situations. The school counselors in Malmoe believe that the new school organization probably is an act out of political interaction and not a way of exercising power. They set themselves very positive about the increasing transparency, because it will require competence by the counselor. The school counselors hope to have a head of student health that are proficient in student health work and understand what the counselors have for education. They want a manager who takes responsibility for the students, a manager that the counselors can discuss their work with and thus develop their professional skills.

    Date of Award2014-Jan-16
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorBirgit Wigerup-Carlsson (Supervisor), Britt Krantz (Supervisor) & Sven-Erik Olsson (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Social Work Study Programme

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Social Work (50402)

    Keywords

    • education act
    • school organization
    • school counselor
    • politics

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