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Topics of research

  • Children and youths at risk
  • Tverrprofesjonelt samarbeid i barnehage og/eller skole/ Inter-professional collaboration in kindergartens and/or schools
  • User involvement
  • Child and adolescents’ upbringing and living conditions

This is a research group encompassing researchers from different academic fields and representing four faculties at the University of Agder. The focal point of the research group is living conditions and the upbringing of young children and youths, with special emphasis on children and youth at risk. The researchers bring different perspectives and understandings to the discussions relating to barriers and possibilities to inter-professional cooperation where kindergartens and/or schools are involved. The group includes master students and PhD candidates who hold research projects on related issues. The goal of the research group is to establish a strong research environment, to take an active role in regional and national debates relating to living conditions and the upbringing of children and adolescents, to share and develop competence across disciplines, as well as develop research projects together.     

The research group’s joint publications

Ask, T.A. & Eide, S.B. (red.) (2018). Barnevernets begreper - i bevegelse. Oslo: Gyldendal. (Child welfare’s concepts – in motion).

Omdal, H. & Thygesen, R. (red.) (2018). Å falle mellom to stoler: Samarbeid til barnets beste i barnehage og skole. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget. (To fall between two chairs: Cooperation for the child’s best in kindergarten and school).

Omdal, H. & Thorød, A.-B. (2021). Ulike profesjoner, felles mål: Barn og unge i risiko. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget. (Professionals in cooperation and user involvement).