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Samhällskunskap - ett ämne i tiden?: En studie av globaliseringens inverkan på samhällskunskapen
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Globalization and civic education (English)
Abstract [en]

In preparation for the autumn term in 2011, the Swedish elementary school adopted new

syllabuses regarding,

inter alia, the civic education (Sw. Samhällskunskap). The civic

education has traditionally been a disciplinary subject with a main purpose of mediating

democratic values as well as providing general orientation in the society. Generally, the civic

education intends to reflect the world in which people live in, being a complex society which

to a large extent is regularly affected by global aspects and developments.

The purpose of this study is to review all the elementary school’s syllabuses relating to the

civic education with specific focus on the globalisation perspective. By this study, it is my

intention to review changes that continuously have been implemented in relation to the

syllabuses and subject over the time. The study has been performed by applying a qualitative

and quantitative analysis as to the content in the various syllabuses.

The outcome of this study indicates that the civic education to a very large extent has been

affected by the globalisation process. In previous syllabuses, the global perspective was

primarily applied for the purpose of comparing the Swedish system with the global

perspective. It is obvious that the global perspective has taken an important role in the most

recently adopted syllabuses with a clear focus on how the globalisation affects various

working areas and people in general. In comparison with previous syllabuses, the civic

education has also grown and currently comprises of a wider range of working areas. The

disciplinary purpose of the subject (as referred to above) is, however, still an important

element also in relation to the most recently adopted syllabuses for the subject.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 62 p.
Keyword [sv]
Globalisering, samhällskunskap, skola, grundskola, kursplaner, läroplaner, SO
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-19619OAI: diva2:531700
Subject / course
Social Sciences
Educational program
Teacher programme
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-06-12 Created: 2012-06-07 Last updated: 2012-06-12Bibliographically approved

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