Elevdemokrati och elevinflytande i vardagen: En kvalitativ studie om lärares föreställningar om demokrati och inflytande i klassrummet
Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Pupil democracy and pupil influence in everyday life : a qualitative study of teachers´ beliefs of democracy and participation in the classroom (English)
Through qualitative interviews with six teachers at a school an understanding of teachers´ conceptions of, and conditions for their work on pupil democracy and student participation are sought.
Formulation of questions were as follow:
- What does pupil democracy and pupil influence mean for selected teachers?
- How do selected teachers´ work with pupil democracy and pupil influence?
- What opportunities and complicatedness’s do selected teachers see with this work?
Through this the selected teachers views on children and their thoughts on their role as a leader also are investigated.
According to the curriculum the Swedish school should aim to transmit primary democratic values and pursue the education through democratic work models. Further the pupil should acquire influence of their education. The theory exposes several approaches on democracy and influence. These approaches are further on applied on the school.
The result of the study evinces that selected teachers´ practice both pupil democracy and pupil influence. The result also exposes that the teachers´ interpretation of the conception comport with each other but the work method diverge.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 47 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-14730OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-14730DiVA: diva2:477935
Subject / course
Stedt, Lisbeth, Högskoleadjunkt