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Educational clash or educational potential? School aged asylum seekers' encounters with Swedish health education

About this project

Project information

Project status

In progress 2021 - 2023


Dean Barker

Research subject

This project focuses on school aged asylum seekers’ encounters with health education in the Swedish education system. New perspectives on school aged asylum seekers’ experiences of health education are necessary because existing perspectives are problematic, given that research has been conducted on rather than with ethnic minority groups. The purpose of this project is to create knowledge about what happens when school aged asylum seekers experience health education in different health-related subjects in Swedish schools. This will be achieved by using a strengths-based approach, and decolonial and Southern theories. Photo elicitation interviews, vignettes and focus groups will be used to produce data.


Research funding bodies

  • Swedish Research Council