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Universitetet i Tromsø

1. Tollefsen, Mari. Adult refugee learners in the Norwegian school system. An exercise in mental contortionism? .

Degree: 2017, Universitetet i Tromsø

Are the aims of competence in Social Studies, LK06 applicable to adult refugee learners? This thesis aims to answer this research problem by investigating how different discourse perspectives interfere in the production of text in the classroom, and how connotations to topic relevant words affect academic achievement. Basil Bernstein’s theory on agent and structure offers the main theoretical framework of which to discuss how power relations and framing of the educational system affects learners’ academic success. The cognitive and psychological aspects of identity are explained through Jack Mezirow’s concept of transformative learning and George Herbert Mead’s theory on “the self”. These theoretical concepts are further linked with socialisation theory. The study combines document analysis of the curriculum and criteria of academic achievement with Critical Discourse Analysis of informants’ utterances, inspired by Norman Fairclough’s framework. Critical Realism forms the scientific orientation of the study, where multi-level analysis discloses how invisible, yet causal powers produce empiric events. A focus group of five refugee learners, individual follow-up interviews of the same informants, and individual interview of the subject teacher have provided new empirics to the analysis. The study shows that the aims of competence in the curriculum in Social Studies are unrealistically hard to achieve at higher grades to this specific group of learners. Culturally developed connotations and a strong presence of moral discourse influences the learners’ conception of words and the meaning they add to them. Time and space issues affect learners’ ability of expression and thereby their access to higher grades. Knowledge considered mundane in the Norwegian educational culture, seems to be esoteric to the informants in this study. This, in combination with a school system that appears weakly framed, but is actually strongly framed by requirements that the learners are not able to identify, makes the acquisition of relevant skills such as critical thinking a hard task to carry out. The Educational Act manifested in LK06 seeks to promote re-socialisation and transformative learning in this specific group of learners, and by that a change of identity, of which the educational facilities do not provide sufficiently. Consequently, the curriculum discriminates learners on the base of cultural background. Advisors/Committee Members: Vambheim, Vidar Nils (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: refugee; education; Critical Discourse Analysis; Critical Realism; LK06; Kunnskapsløftet; Social Studies; Basil Bernstein; Transformative learning; re-socialisation; George Herbert Mead; culturally responsive curriculum; focus group interview; qualitative research method; ontological depth; Norman Fairclough; Basic education; Adult education; Adult learning; Adult refugees; Connotations; Moral discourse; conceptual understanding; mental contortionism; discriminating curriculum; pedagogy; VDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Pedagogiske fag: 280::Allmennpedagogikk: 281; VDP::Social science: 200::Education: 280::General education: 281

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APA (6th Edition):

Tollefsen, M. (2017). Adult refugee learners in the Norwegian school system. An exercise in mental contortionism? . (Masters Thesis). Universitetet i Tromsø. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10037/11437

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Tollefsen, Mari. “Adult refugee learners in the Norwegian school system. An exercise in mental contortionism? .” 2017. Masters Thesis, Universitetet i Tromsø. Accessed August 18, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10037/11437.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Tollefsen, Mari. “Adult refugee learners in the Norwegian school system. An exercise in mental contortionism? .” 2017. Web. 18 Aug 2019.

Vancouver:

Tollefsen M. Adult refugee learners in the Norwegian school system. An exercise in mental contortionism? . [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Universitetet i Tromsø 2017. [cited 2019 Aug 18]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10037/11437.

Council of Science Editors:

Tollefsen M. Adult refugee learners in the Norwegian school system. An exercise in mental contortionism? . [Masters Thesis]. Universitetet i Tromsø 2017. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10037/11437


Universitetet i Tromsø

2. Vasylyeva, Yulya. Broken Dreams in “Land of Gold and Honey”? The case of cross-cultural marriages of Ukrainian women in Norway .

Degree: 2015, Universitetet i Tromsø

The main purpose of this thesis is to investigate “What are the crucial factors for self-realization for Ukrainian women in Norway?” This is a qualitative, case-study research, based on the method of Narrative Inquiry. The fairy tale of Cinderella who waits for her charming prince is still the most popular story among the majority of women in Ukraine. Contemporary Ukrainian reality cannot satisfy their dreams. On the other hand, the Western World since the Soviet times and the “iron curtain” was perceived as a land of Eldorado. Many Ukrainian women left their country in search of “Eldorado”, where they hoped to find not gold but their prince charming. One of those destinations has been Norway. Some came as workers, some as students, and many came here as wives. The dream for a beautiful life and a charming prince was a major motivation to seek husband abroad. The easiest way to achieve their dream was to utilize on-line matchmaking agencies. This thesis presents the stories of eight women in cross-cultural families, where the husbands are Norwegians and the wives are coming from Ukraine. I will discuss conditions which prevent or stimulate their personal development; the differences in their experiences; specific challenges during their integration and challenges in cross-cultural communication and how the family relations influences women’s self-esteem. There are three main findings in this thesis. First, there are two crucial factors make an impact on their self-realization. Second, there are three types of adaptation to Norwegian family life and society, and each type corresponds to how they met their husband and Norwegian society. Third, women who met their future husbands through the internet would experience different scenarios in their relationships, compared to those who met them in person. Keywords: Ukrainian women, gender, integration, identity, conflicts Advisors/Committee Members: Vambheim, Vidar Nils (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Peace and Conflict Transformation; VDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Statsvitenskap og organisasjonsteori: 240::Internasjonal politikk: 243; VDP::Social science: 200::Political science and organizational theory: 240::International politics: 243; VDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Sosialantropologi: 250; VDP::Social science: 200::Social anthropology: 250

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APA (6th Edition):

Vasylyeva, Y. (2015). Broken Dreams in “Land of Gold and Honey”? The case of cross-cultural marriages of Ukrainian women in Norway . (Masters Thesis). Universitetet i Tromsø. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10037/9247

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Vasylyeva, Yulya. “Broken Dreams in “Land of Gold and Honey”? The case of cross-cultural marriages of Ukrainian women in Norway .” 2015. Masters Thesis, Universitetet i Tromsø. Accessed August 18, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10037/9247.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Vasylyeva, Yulya. “Broken Dreams in “Land of Gold and Honey”? The case of cross-cultural marriages of Ukrainian women in Norway .” 2015. Web. 18 Aug 2019.

Vancouver:

Vasylyeva Y. Broken Dreams in “Land of Gold and Honey”? The case of cross-cultural marriages of Ukrainian women in Norway . [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Universitetet i Tromsø 2015. [cited 2019 Aug 18]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10037/9247.

Council of Science Editors:

Vasylyeva Y. Broken Dreams in “Land of Gold and Honey”? The case of cross-cultural marriages of Ukrainian women in Norway . [Masters Thesis]. Universitetet i Tromsø 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10037/9247

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