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Hållbar utveckling i gymnasieskolan: En diskursanalys av hållbar utveckling i gymnasiekursen geografi 1
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this essay is to examine how textbooks that are used in the upper secondary school course geography 1, construct the term sustainable development. Four textbooks, as well as the curriculum for the course have been analyzed from a Foucaultian perspective of a discourse analysis. In the study both texts and pictures have been analyzed to understand how textbooks create the concept of sustainable development. The results show that the curriculum defines sustainable development as a central part of the course, but also describes other things that relate to the term without necessarily defining it as sustainable development. The textbooks presented a few themes that is relatable to sustainable development. Firstly, it is clear that sustainable development is a good thing and that it is something the reader is to strive for. It does so by promoting a lifestyle that is in line with sustainable development. Secondly, the textbooks present the difference between rich and poor countries and gives the picture that if we, the rich, help the poor people, then we will reach a sustainable development. Lastly the textbooks present faith in technological advancement as the solution to reach sustainable development.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 33
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Uppsatser Kulturgeografiska institutionen
Keywords [en]
Textbook, sustainable development, didactics, teaching.
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Human Geography Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-353950OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-353950DiVA, id: diva2:1219893
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Geography
Educational program
Upper Secondary School Teacher Education Programme
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Available from: 2018-06-19 Created: 2018-06-18 Last updated: 2018-07-31Bibliographically approved

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