Ali Osman

Ali Osman


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Works at Department of Education
Telephone 08-120 763 01
Visiting address Frescativägen 54
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Postal address Institutionen för pedagogik och didaktik 106 91 Stockholm


A selection from Stockholm University publication database
  • 2018. Marianne Teräs, Osman Ali, Johanna Lasonen. Emergent issues in vocational education & training , 607-624
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  • 2008. Per Andersson, Ali Osman. Adult Education Quarterly 59, 42-60

    The purpose of this article is to describe and analyze how recognition of prior learning acts as a dividing practice and a technique for inclusion/exclusion of immigrants in their vocations in Swedish working life. It is a qualitative study of three pilot programs in Swedish urban centers, and the data consist of interviews and documents pertaining to these programs. The theoretical starting point of the analysis is three Foucauldian concepts: order of discourse, dividing practice, and technology of power. The results show how recognition of prior learning acts as a dividing practice; in the process of recognition, the targeting of certain vocations for assessment, the degrading of competence in the process, and the differing opportunities vis-à-vis further training and the labor market are part of the process of inclusion/exclusion in/from the orders of the labor market. Technologies of power—surveillance, observation, and examination— are part of this process.

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Last updated: January 2, 2019

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