How do asylum-seekers experience a sense of meaningfulness in their everyday life in asylum-centres?

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The overall aim for the research project is to investigate asylum seekers experiences in Denmark during their stay in asylum centres and how the stay and waiting time can be empowered by improving everyday life and the sense of meaningfulness. We want to learn more about the professional’s attitudes and approach to the asylum seekers and the task in the Asylum Centres.  The main research question is:   How can development in praxis with focus on administration and housing, children’s outcome of education and schooling, healthcare services, language education and spare time activities contribute to support learning and meaningfulness with the residents and the professionals? Our specific topic is everyday life and our concrete research question is:  How do asylum-seekers experience a sense of meaningfulness in their everyday life in asylum-centres?  Theoretical framework: The main theoretical foundation and framework is in everyday life sociology (Jacobsen & Kristiansen, 2014) (Dreier, 2011) and inspiration from learning theory (Wenger, 2004) and constructions of identity (Tønnesvang & Olesen, 2012)     Methodological design: The study is a case study with a phenomenological approach (Jacobsen, Tanggaard, & Brinkmann, 2012) (Lewin, 1946) and partly planed as an action research (Duus & Husted, 2012). The new knowledge is based on interview with 1) professionals 2) grown up residents 3) children without parents 4) management. The study also includes analysis of documents and a state of the art in the field. 
Publikationsdato10 mar. 2018
Antal sider1
StatusUdgivet - 10 mar. 2018
BegivenhedNera 2018 - Oslo, Norge
Varighed: 8 mar. 20189 mar. 2018


KonferenceNera 2018


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