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Den (o)omstridda demokratin: En diskursanalys med fokus på de demokratiska värdena i läroböcker och läroplanen
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013).
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The unquestioned democracy : Textbooks, curriculum and the democratic values A discourse analysis on the democratic values in textbooks and curriculum (English)
Abstract [sv]

Studiens mål är att undersöka hur läroplanens hänvisningar om att demokratiska värden ska genomsyra undervisningen påverkar läroböckernas innehåll kring demokratibegreppet. Studien bygger på en diskursanalytisk metod och resultatet bygger på läroböcker för samhällskunskap på gymnasiet som material. Den teoretiska utgångspunkten i studien grundar sig i diskursteori men även teori kring begrepp demokrati. Chantal Mouffe, William Connolly och Mats Lundström har alla en del i den teoretiska bakgrund mot analysen är gjord. Resultatet påvisar att de analyserade läroböcker tenderar att använda sig av demokratiska fri- och rättigheter för att förklara hur en demokrati konstrueras. Genom detta kommunicerar läroböckerna de demokratiska värdena i termer av vilka fri- och rättigheter det demokratiska samhället ska ha. Det har även påvisats att de demokratiska värdena är odefinierade och därmed görs tolkningar av vad de kan innefatta.

Abstract [en]

This study aims to present how the democratic values in the curriculum are exposed in the education and content about the democratic concept in textbooks. The study is based on and uses a discourse analysis as a method. The results of the study is based on textbooks for social science in the upper secondary high school. The theoretical point of view for this study is based on discourse theory but also theories about democracy as a concept. Chantal Mouffe, William Connolly and Mats Lundström have contributed to the theoretical background for the analysis in the study. The result showed that textbooks have a tendency to use democratic right and freedoms to legitimize and explain how the idea of democracy is constructed. Through this the textbooks tend to communicate the democratic values in terms of which democratic freedom and rights a society will have. It has also been demonstrated that democratic values ​​are undefined and thus interpreted by what they can include.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 54
Keywords [en]
Discourse analysis, text books, social science, democracy, democratic values, democratic right and freedoms, Mouffe, Laclau, Connolly, Lundström
Keywords [sv]
Diskursanalys, läroböcker, samhällskunskap, demokrati, demokratiska värden, demokratiska fri- och rättigheter, Mouffe, Laclau Connolly & Lundström.
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-72916OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-72916DiVA, id: diva2:1329023
Subject / course
Social and Political Studies
Educational program
Secondary Education Programme: Upper-Secondary School: Social Science (330 ECTS credits)
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Available from: 2019-06-24 Created: 2019-06-24 Last updated: 2019-06-24Bibliographically approved

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