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Rektorer och grundskolereformer: Rektorers erfarenheter av reformarbete
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Many political reforms are currently implemented in the Swedish schools. The trend indicate that education in Sweden follows neo-liberal restructuring policy, that highlights assessment, marketization and surveillance in different aspects. According to the new curriculum LGR 11 the school head is the school's educational leader with responsibility for the school's results and development. The reforms put new demands on the school heads tasks, their responsibility and leadership. The aim of my research study is to investigate how the school heads experience andhandle this situation. I have chosen a phenomenological and hermeneutic perspective, that analyzes what the school heads direct their attention towards and how they experience meaning and context in their work with reforms.

The analysis shows that the school heads have experiences about what the work with the reforms is about and that their own position and action in this work is very important. They have also imaginations about how they themselves and in collaboration with others in the organisation have to handle in this work in different ways so that the reforms can be implemented. In the reform process they even have a lot of dilemmas to handle in their local and concrete context, which is linked to the school's local conditions, history and tradition.

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Keyword [en]
reform work, leadership, school head, implemented, student achievement, phenomenological, qualitative research interview, curriculum, LGR 11, the new Education Act, themes, tools, a tool´s context
Keyword [sv]
reformarbete, ledarskap, rektorer, implementeras, elevresultat, fenomenologiskt, kvalitativa forskningsintervjun, läroplan, Lgr 11, den nya skollagen, teman, don, verktyg, donsammanhang
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Pedagogical Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-7875OAI: diva2:428237
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Applied Pedagogy
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-07-08 Created: 2011-06-29 Last updated: 2011-09-12Bibliographically approved

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