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En komplex historia: Elevers övergång från grundskola till gymnsium inom det samtida skolväsendet
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
A complex issue : The students transition from public school to upper secondary school/high school in the subject of History in the contemporary school system (English)
Abstract [en]

Being a student in the educational system is in itself a challenging exercise, considering the various parts that may matter in different extent for the students. There is a syllabus, there are different backgrounds and contexts for each student and there is also the knowledge in the subject to consider. This study sets out to explore to which extent teachers and students reflect about the transition from public school to upper secondary school/high school, specifically in the context of History as subject. What do they think about it and how do they work with it?

By interviewing five teachers and letting 94 students in upper secondary school completing a survey about this subject (the transition), I can conclude that the matter is complex, both for students and teachers, however still a significant and important issue to discuss. The teachers shows tendencies in favouring the chronological time line as educational instrument, while implementing the eventual lack of such time line in the public school. Still they have none or little insight in the syllabuses for the public school, raising yet another issue – to what extent should teachers care for syllabuses which they don’t, formally, have to recognize as part of their assignments as upper secondary school teachers? The teachers are generally aware of the difficulty that the transition implies and the students are neither overwhelmingly satisfied nor dissatisfied, which means that work could and should be done to ensure an education that is easing the students way to knowledge.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 66 p.
Keyword [sv]
historiekanon tematiskt arbete historieundervisning övergång högstadium grundskola gymnasium kunskap lärande kronologisk tidslinje
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History Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-17825OAI: diva2:506594
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Educational program
Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans senare år och gymnasiet
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-02-29 Created: 2012-02-29 Last updated: 2012-02-29Bibliographically approved

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