Det første av de fem kursene NORWEL tilbyr sine studenter arrangeres i tilknytning til det første symposiet, 9. – 11. november 2022 ved UiT i Tromsø.
The focus of the course is on institutions and practices designed to secure children’s welfare. Lectures given in the course investigate and discuss the preconditions for children’s young adults and families participation in the welfare societies of the Nordic states.
We look thoroughly on processes of inequality, multicultural environments, child services, minority perspectives, marginalization and parental abilities and conditions, and how these processes are structured by social services. A running theme is how their interrelations are shaped and influenced by national and international political institutions and practices.
The course will apply an interdisciplinary theoretical and scientific perspective and draw on disciplines and research fields like professional social work, social care, sociology, international and national law, political science, and comparative social policy.
During the course, examples from research about different institutions and practices designed to secure children’s, young adults and families welfare are presented and discussed. Research examples will discuss, among others the concepts of children’s, young adults and families welfare, participation, gender, ethnicity, inequality and diversity – all in particular dimensions related to the national and international trends and patterns that influence and challenge the Nordic welfare model.
In addition to the lectures, participants will have the opportunity and are expected to discuss their own projects in the context of the main focus of the course.