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Severinsson, Susanne
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Severinsson, S. (2017). Documentation of Education for Teenagers in Residential Care: A Network of Blame and Critique. Pedagogy, Culture & Society, 25(2), 171-180
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Documentation of Education for Teenagers in Residential Care: A Network of Blame and Critique
2017 (English)In: Pedagogy, Culture & Society, ISSN 1468-1366, E-ISSN 1747-5104, Vol. 25, no 2, p. 171-180Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article presents analyses of documents from special schools in Sweden for students in the care of social welfare who have been assessed with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. The aim is to use actor-network theory to analyse how blame and critique are handled in individual educational plans, and how responsibilities are produced in interactions between human and non-human actors. The documentation can be read as a materialised network that produces a distributed responsibility; the network is stabilised by accepting and recognising differences between actors. The template headings for each actor enable different translations of the network and make it possible for responsibilities to be distributed between students, parents, social service officers and teachers, thereby reducing the risk of conflicts. While the network provides opportunities for students to become learners, it is silent on the topic of adults’ responsibilities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017
Keywords
Actor-network theory, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, individual educational plan, responsibility, emotions
National Category
Social Sciences Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-123439 (URN)10.1080/14681366.2016.1238838 (DOI)
Available from: 2015-12-17 Created: 2015-12-17 Last updated: 2019-01-09
Severinsson, S. (2016). Documentation for students in residential care: Network of relations of human and non-human actants.. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 20(9), 921-933
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Documentation for students in residential care: Network of relations of human and non-human actants.
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Inclusive Education, ISSN 1360-3116, E-ISSN 1464-5173, Vol. 20, no 9, p. 921-933Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Swedish and international research points to serious problems for the education of students with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) in the care of social welfare, for example, in residential care. The aim of this article is to elucidate how documentation, care plans (CPs) and individual educational plans (IEPs) outline the educational prospects for SEBD students in residential care. A more specific aim is to study how the form or template partakes in the production of educational trajectories. Using post-structural theory and the concepts of actor-network theory, this paper highlights the forms or templates as agentive forces in a network with students, parents, teachers and social workers. Documentation reveals few expectations that these teenagers can become capable learners and almost all of the subjects have been given a reduced curriculum. The lack of headings such as ‘Student's or parents’ opinion’ or ‘School subjects’ can be understood as indications that these topics are considered to be of less importance. Individual differences between students disappear when the electronic document enables the use of the exact same phrases and words to describe different students. These results, along with previous research, point to an immediate need to discuss both the form and content of documentation in educational practice and to consider what, for what reason and for whom to document

Keywords
individual educational plan; care plan; residential care; documentation; actor-network theory.
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-123438 (URN)10.1080/13603116.2015.1125532 (DOI)000379742100002 ()
Available from: 2015-12-17 Created: 2015-12-17 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved
Severinsson, S. (2016). Utredning av  samhällsomhändertagna ungas skolsituation. In: Anna-Lena Eriksson Gustavsson, Karin Forslund Frykedal och Marcus Samuelsson (Ed.), Specialpedagogik: i, om, för och med praktiken (pp. 90-102). Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Utredning av  samhällsomhändertagna ungas skolsituation
2016 (Swedish)In: Specialpedagogik: i, om, för och med praktiken / [ed] Anna-Lena Eriksson Gustavsson, Karin Forslund Frykedal och Marcus Samuelsson, Stockholm: Liber, 2016, p. 90-102Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2016
Keywords
Specialundervisning
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-123440 (URN)9789147111947 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-12-17 Created: 2015-12-17 Last updated: 2016-11-10Bibliographically approved
Severinsson, S. & Nord, C. (2015). Emergent subjectivity in caring institutions for teenagers. Pastoral Care in Education, 33(3), 137-146
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Emergent subjectivity in caring institutions for teenagers
2015 (English)In: Pastoral Care in Education, ISSN 0264-3944, E-ISSN 1468-0122, Vol. 33, no 3, p. 137-146Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We investigate how different mealtime situations help shape teenager and staff subjectivities in two Swedish residential care homes and a special school for girls and boys, 12–15 years old, with social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties. Three mealtime networks are analysed using concepts from actor–network theory, treating architectural space and artefacts, as well as teenagers and staff, as actors. The architectural spaces in the kitchen and dining room were first created for other purposes than residential care for troubled youth (i.e. a former farm, hospital, and preschool) and have been adapted to be more homelike while coping with housing and feeding 20 or more people. The original architectural spaces as well as activities before mealtimes were powerful actors in the mealtime network, causing different subjectivities to emerge in the translations. The subjectivities emerge in the first network as offenders/guards, in the second network as small children/nannies, and in the third network as guests/service staff. The different translations in the three meal networks create different mobilization opportunities for the teenagers concerning responsibility and normality.

Keywords
residential care, actor–network theory, mealtime, SEBD
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-117638 (URN)10.1080/02643944.2015.1049647 (DOI)
Available from: 2015-05-06 Created: 2015-05-06 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Severinsson, S. & Markström, A.-M. (2015). Resistance as a means of creating accountability in child welfare institutions. Child & Family Social Work, 20(1)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Resistance as a means of creating accountability in child welfare institutions
2015 (English)In: Child & Family Social Work, ISSN 1356-7500, E-ISSN 1365-2206, Vol. 20, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper investigates the identity constructions of youths who are objects of special interventions in the area of child welfare. The aim of the paper was to explore the various dimensions of resistance to institutional identities among youths in special schools and fostercare institutions. Interviews were conducted with adolescents aged between 12 and 15, identified as having social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. The analysis generates knowledge about society’s interventions as well as how adolescents respond to offered institutionalidentities by adopting different kinds of discursive resistance.The paper highlights the different types of discursive resistance that adolescents use to present themselves as accountable individuals anddiscusses the importance of considering resistance as a positive force rather than as something that must be defeated.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2015
Keywords
accountability, adolescent, child welfare institution, clientification, identity, resistance
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-92174 (URN)10.1111/cfs.12070 (DOI)000347711700001 ()
Available from: 2013-05-08 Created: 2013-05-08 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Severinsson, S. (2012). Adolescents in the borderland of normality: Education and treatment in special education classes and foster institutions. Paper presented at World Conference on Social Work and Social Development, 8-12 juli 2012, Stockholm.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Adolescents in the borderland of normality: Education and treatment in special education classes and foster institutions
2012 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-80899 (URN)
Conference
World Conference on Social Work and Social Development, 8-12 juli 2012, Stockholm
Available from: 2012-09-03 Created: 2012-09-03 Last updated: 2012-09-10
Severinsson, S. (2012). Motstånd och vilja i en socialpedagogisk praktik. In: Kenneth Petersson, Magnus Dahlstedt och Birgitta Plymoth (Ed.), Fostran av framtidens medborgare: normer och praktiker bortom välfärdsstaten (pp. 109-125). Lund: Sekel
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Motstånd och vilja i en socialpedagogisk praktik
2012 (Swedish)In: Fostran av framtidens medborgare: normer och praktiker bortom välfärdsstaten / [ed] Kenneth Petersson, Magnus Dahlstedt och Birgitta Plymoth, Lund: Sekel , 2012, p. 109-125Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Detta kapitel tar sin utgångspunkt i de särskilda verksamheter som samhället anordnar för ungdomar som på olika sätt betraktas falla ur ramen för det tillåtna och önskade. Analysen fokuserar en vardagspraktik inom två privata hem för vård eller boende, HVB, det ena med egen undervisning samt ytterligare en särskild undervisningsgrupp, (tidigare kallat skoldaghem) för ungdomar i åldern 12-15  år, som inte kunnat gå kvar i den reguljära skolan. På en samhällelig nivå kan man förstå de verksamheter som står i fokus som uttryck för en fostran av dess medborgare, något som inte sker utan motstånd Insatsernas innehåll och utformande kan antas spegla samtidens ideal för hur människor ska vara och bete sig och genom att studera hur dessa erbjudanden om hjälp går till, kan bilden av dessa ideal tydliggöras. Barns uppfostran kan också ses som central i välfärdsstatens försök att förändra samhället. Med hänvisning till vilken sorts medborgare som samhället anses behöva i framtiden har olika pedagogiska ideal växlat. Olika välfärdsinstitutioner och professionella grupper som socialarbetare, specialpedagoger, psykologer och andra typer av behandlare får i uppdrag att hantera unga som inte lever upp till samhällets krav på ett förväntat beteende. Arbetet kan beskrivas som en del av medborgarfostran och ett identitetspolitiskt projekt där utbildning och behandling blir ett sätt att forma önskvärda samhällsmedlemmar.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Sekel, 2012
Keywords
Socialization, Individual and society, Socialisation, Individen och samhället, Staten och människan
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-78663 (URN)978-91-857-6773-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-06-18 Created: 2012-06-18 Last updated: 2014-12-05Bibliographically approved
Severinsson, S. (2012). Unga i normalitetens gränsland. Plenarföredrag. Paper presented at Konferens i specialpedagogik i Karlstad.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Unga i normalitetens gränsland. Plenarföredrag
2012 (Swedish)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-80897 (URN)
Conference
Konferens i specialpedagogik i Karlstad
Available from: 2012-09-03 Created: 2012-09-03 Last updated: 2012-09-10
Severinsson, S. (2012). Unga i normalitetens gränsland. Plenarföredrag. Paper presented at Konferens i specialpedagogik i Västerås 2012-03-27.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Unga i normalitetens gränsland. Plenarföredrag
2012 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-80898 (URN)
Conference
Konferens i specialpedagogik i Västerås 2012-03-27
Available from: 2012-09-03 Created: 2012-09-03 Last updated: 2012-09-10
Severinsson, S. (2010). Adoloscents in the borderland  of normality. Paper presented at DANASWAC-konference (Discourse And Narrative Approaches to Social Work And Counselling.) August 2010, Basel.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Adoloscents in the borderland  of normality
2010 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-80895 (URN)
Conference
DANASWAC-konference (Discourse And Narrative Approaches to Social Work And Counselling.) August 2010, Basel
Available from: 2012-09-03 Created: 2012-09-03 Last updated: 2012-09-10
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