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"Det är nästan som lite ansvar att fuska": En kritisk analys av hur normer kring skolfuskpraktik i gymnasieskolan villkoras av en tilltagande marknadisering av utbildning
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science.
2012 (Swedish)In: Utbildning och Demokrati, ISSN 1102-6472, E-ISSN 2001-7316, Vol. 21, no 2, 61-80 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

As a consequence of an emerging marketisation, the Swedish upper secondary school is increasingly governed through standard-based reforms along with a view on students as customers. This development also changes the conditions for everyday school activities. With fixed minima standards for approved performances of individual students, as well as for single school units, negotiation arises on how the expected results are allowed to be reached. Students in difficulties of passing the fixed limits for acceptable grades become hard currency in the struggle for schools to fulfill the set standards. Framed by this context, norm-negotiations among school actors in the form of students and teachers, shows notable tolerance for test-cheating by students in difficulties of performing. The cheating is legitimized within interacting discourses of mercy and norms of performance. Explicit prohibitions of cheating are thereby outcompeted by negotiated social norms that implicitly encourages cheating if it is considered necessary for fulfilling minimum standards.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro, 2012. Vol. 21, no 2, 61-80 p.
Keyword [en]
Upper secondary school, cheating, norms, marketisation, critical discourse analysis
Keyword [sv]
Gymnasieskola, fusk, normer, marknadsorientering, kritisk diskursanalys, CDA
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Pedagogics and Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-24620OAI: diva2:608554
Available from: 2013-04-05 Created: 2013-02-28 Last updated: 2016-10-13Bibliographically approved

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