Behövs en litterär kanon?: Jämförande studie baserad på sju gymnasielärares syn på kanons plats i svenskundervisningen
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Is a literary canon necessary? : A comparative study based on seven senior high school teachers´ different approaches towards the place of canon in the education of Swedish (English)
English title: Is a literary canon necessary? A comparative study based on seven senior high school teachers´ different approaches towards the place of canon in the education of Swedish.
The purpose of this study is to describe and analyze how seven senior high school teachers relate to a literary canon in Swedish while teaching literature in senior high school, identifying similarities and differences among the teachers’ view and opinions about an outspoken formal literary canon and a silent, informal canon.
The earlier research opens the door slightly to the American debate and gives insight about the complexity of the concept of canon. The study continues with exploring possible relations to postcolonial theory and didactics.
The study reveals that the majority of the concerns against canon are that too much centrally governed education may decrease the motivation and commitment of the teacher. In addition, the dominant canon passivizes a certain variety of literature, thus various points of views. On the other hand, views on the equalizing effect of canon on the level of education and its benefits in increased knowledge of the history of the literature are salient.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 30 p.
Kanon, klassiker, kulturarv, centrala verk, texturval, gymnasieskolan, svenskämnet.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-40802OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-40802DiVA: diva2:794798
Subject / course
Supplementary educational programme, 90 credits
Schiöler, Niklas, docent
Årheim, Annette, lektor