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"Det blev för mycket Strindberg": -Lärares resonemang kring sin litteraturundervisning
Halmstad University, School of Teacher Education (LUT).
Halmstad University, School of Teacher Education (LUT).
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study aims to show how teachers talk about their teaching with regards to gender in relation to literature.We have interviewed four teachers of Swedish for upper secondary school to discover how they feel about, and understand, the fact that gender is a factor in the teaching of literature and that they should present to the students literature written by both male and female authors. To analyze the interviews we use Sannersted's (1991) theory about teachers as street-level-bureaucrats ("närbyråkrater"). He states that teachers are persons who have to follow what politicians have decided but they are fairly free to choose how they do it, but to be able to follow a decision as closely as possible three qualifications have to be met. The teachers have to understand the decision, be able to follow it and want to follow it. We find that the teachers that we have interviewed are aware that they discuss gender issues with their students and they all claim that they present a variation of authors to their students. However, they all express concern that there might be some problems with regards to the material availble, it being very dominated by male authors. 

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2013. , 26 p.
Keyword [en]
street-level-bureaucrats närbyråktater teaching literature gender
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-23750OAI: diva2:655046
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Education Science
Available from: 2013-12-09 Created: 2013-10-09 Last updated: 2013-12-09Bibliographically approved

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