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Vad var egentligen problemet?: en analys av SOU Framtidsvägen och ämnesplanen i historia
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
What was in fact the problem? : an analysis of SOU Framtidsvägen and the subject plan in history (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to analyze how problems are represented within SOU 2008:27. Further more, the aim is to analyze how the new subject plan for history can bee seen as a product of this document. The method used, and the theoretical frame of the study, is based on Carol Lee Bacchi’s ”what´s the problem represented to be?” approach, which basic principle is that policies are filled with representations of problems and that these representations need to be examined. These problem representations are then themselves subject for scrutiny, the second step being an analysis of the texts presumptions and assumptions concerning view of man and perception of knowledge.


The results show, among other things, that a problem representations can be found in the SOU; the school system is too vague and unclear. This can be broken down to four concrete problems; the schools lack of clarity, the schools uniformity, the schools abundance of choices and the educations lack of preparation for societal partake. The view of man is an idea of the working citizen and perception of knowledge mainly being securing students employability.


The subject plan in history is a product of the SOU in several ways. The proposed solutions for the schools lack of clarity are implemented, which results in a more detailed control of the teachers. The problem with the high schools uniformity is also solved by the fact that a shorter course is given to students attending a “practical program” thus dividing the high school.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
problem, governmental commission, subject plan, history, school policy
Keyword [sv]
problem, statlig utredning, ämnesplan, historia, skolpolitik
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-28567OAI: diva2:643608
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Teacher Education Programme for Upper Secondary School, 300/330 credits
Available from: 2013-09-04 Created: 2013-08-27 Last updated: 2013-09-04Bibliographically approved

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