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Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay explores different perspectives on governance in Swedish education as expressed

in two different government texts. The purpose is to show how the roll of the teacher might be

understood in relation to the governance of education and its public and private goals.

Theoretically the study relies on two main theoretical frames used in different stages of a

three-step analysis. The first two steps use the concepts autonomy – control in order to

analyze the governance of education. These concepts are applied to understand how the two

texts that make up the empirical material formulate different types of governance. Specific

attention is directed towards the teacher’s professional space considering autonomy – control

looked at in the second step of analysis. The third step in turn uses the concepts

public good

and

private good based in the largely Swedish field of curriculum theory to understand what

implications different kinds of governance might have for larger questions about the purpose

of education.

The results show that the two texts that make up the empirical basis of the analysis form

different perspectives on governance of education and seek to meet separate goals. One of the

texts views governance of education highly as a mean to evaluate students, schools and the

school system. This text therefore focuses mainly on technical aspects of governance. The

other text in turn can be viewed as a reaction to a detailed technical view of governance as a

mean for evaluation. Instead a perspective where governance of education should trust the

knowledge of teachers is presented. Teachers in turn should be responsive to students’ needs

and views on their education. The purpose of governance visible in this text leans mainly

towards achieving goals that are not easily measured. The two unveiled perspectives show

that varying types of governance fulfill different purposes based on their design. This in turn

affects the way in which education is able to fulfill public and private needs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 44
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-71971OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-71971DiVA, id: diva2:1284137
Subject / course
Civics
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Available from: 2019-01-31 Created: 2019-01-31 Last updated: 2019-01-31Bibliographically approved

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