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Preconditions for SFI among newly arrived with short educational background

PhD project SFI can be looked upon as means for integration and independency. Not only through acquisition of language, but as a condition for further assistance onto the labour market. Expectations of employability is spreading through society. Family reunion, residence, and economical assistance are increasingly associated with employability. For academics and illiterates alike. This project examines the preconditions for meeting such expectations among newly arrived with short educational background.

The project explores groups of certain vulnerability among newly arrived with short educational background who are currently studying at SFI. Through statistical compilations and interviews, societal expectations on rapid language-acquisition are compared with preconditions for learning among the target group. The project is in association with the Department of Social Work and The Postgraduate School in the Educational Sciences at Umeå University.

Head of project

Joel Persson
Doctoral student

Project overview

Project period:

2022-09-01 2027-08-31

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Social Work

Research area

Educational sciences, Social work
Latest update: 2023-02-15