Åsa Sundelin

Åsa Sundelin
Stockholm University | SU · Department of Education

PhD in Education


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June 2008 - present
Stockholm University
  • PhD Student, Lecturer


Publications (9)
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This article aims to increase knowledge of ways to counter school absen-teeism and early school leaving. It analyses stories of youths who eitherattended or probably would be referred to a Swedish remedial programbecause of failure to complete compulsory education. Histories of schoolabsenteeism were frequent in both groups. Most participating stud...
This paper focuses on the support given by schools to students who are likely to leave Swedish compulsory education without the grades required to enter upper secondary education (USE). The aim is to increase knowledge about career counselors’ and teachers’ strategies and work in lower secondary schools in order to facilitate this critical transiti...
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In this article we analyse what happens to career counselling when it is intertwined with the asylum process. A Swedish example is an amendment to the education legislation, regarding residence permits for upper secondary level students. Following the resulting changes in juridical, educational and interpersonal conditions, career counsellors must...
This is an empirical study that aims to contribute to knowledge about the opportunities the career counselling conversation offers young migrants in shaping their future. Conversations play a central role in career counselling activities in Swedish schools; furthermore, the question of how the Swedish society promotes the inclusion of its immigrant...
This article consists of two parts. First we present an ongoing Swedish research project, “Counseling between recognition, justice and difference”. The aims of the project are presented, along with an outline of the political and professional questions that motivate it and the theories which inform it. In the second part, an account of one of the s...


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