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Abstract (Summary)The Act Prohibiting Discrimination and Other Degrading Treatment of Children and School Students (2006:67) entered into force on 1 of April 2006. The purpose of this Act is to promote equal rights for children and school students and to combat discrimination on the five discrimination grounds of sex, ethnic origin, religion or other belief, sexual orientation or disability. This Act also has the purpose of combating other degrading treatment. According to the Act the organiser of the activity shall insure that there is an equal treatment plan that aims to promote the equal rights for children and school students irrespective of the five discrimination grounds. Discrimination is a result of the social norms which tends to exclude people who does not fit in and therefore considerers as being abnormal. Thus it is very important that the equal treatment plan considers and illustrates all of the five discriminations ground and does not exclude or ignore none of them. The purpose of this essay is therefore to investigate if there is a possible level of priority between the five discrimination grounds in the equal treatment plans. The purpose is also to investigate which ideas of normativity that penetrate the equal treatment plans. To explore the norms that are maintained by the structures of power the methods being used are two text analysis; a content analysis and a critical discourse analysis. As a complement to the critical discourse analysis the theories of heteronormativity and intersectionality are being used. The material that is being analysed is five equal treatment plans from five different schools.My conclusions are that there is a difference between the five equal treatment plans considering the level of priority. The difference is not, on the other hand, so big in each individual school. The ideas of normativity are being explored in the ways that the equal treatment plans ignores to explore the norms that exists and instead includes the five discriminations grounds into a universal norm.
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:06/21/2007