Är läraryrket en bortglömd profession?: En kvalitativ studie av styrreformernas påverkan på läraryrket
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The study takes place in the capital of Sweden, Stockholm. It focuses on how the past reforms since the 90s have changed the teachers’ occupation as a profession.
The study is partially based on analysis of prior research and documents related to the thesis. The cornerstone of it is based on four immerse interviews carried out in three different schools. Two of which were private schools and the third is a municipal school. It is therefore a qualitative study.
The result shows that some elements concerning teachers’ profession have been weakened, this in terms of autonomy, less time than before to develop their own educational knowledge and stimulate the pupils’ development. The reason for this depends on the increased governance, administrative work and decreased authority. A possible explanation for this is because of the public school sector to imitate the private sector. Since the pupils’ definition of being just a pupil has altered into becoming a customer has induced them with rights to demand certain requests.
This is a downward spiral where teachers’ are compelled to fulfill management directives because society no longer trusts in the teachers’ “silent knowledge”.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 55 p.
Skola reformer administration profession
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-19339OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-19339DiVA: diva2:634386
Subject / course
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law
Thedoridis, Fotis, Högskoleadjunkt