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Sverigedemokraterna i skolan: En undersökning om mellanstadielärares förhållningssätt till Sverigedemokraterna i samhällskunskapsundervisningen
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013).
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Swedish democrats in school : A study on primary school teacher's approach to the Swedish Democrats in civics education (English)
Abstract [en]

A majority of conducted studies connected to democratic socialization and the party-political education has primary affected students in higher education. In this study I intend to find out how primary school teachers handle controversial issues in social science connected to the political parties.  The Swedish Democrats are by many perceived as a controversial party and while the school’s mission is to educate students to think independently another mission implies that certain views are not to be uttered if they stand contrary to the basic democratic values. The aim of this study is to obtain knowledge in and about the teachers view on the dilemma between the more nurturing assignment versus the knowledge assignment and in connection to this how they approach the Swedish Democrats in the classroom. For further immersion the research treats the following questions:

  •   How do teachers view their own role as intermediaries in democratic education?
  •   How to teachers portray the Swedish democrats in education?

The survey was conducted by using qualitative interviews. Four primary school teachers who teach social science participated. The results showed that the Swedish Democrats was perceived as a controversial subject in the school as teachers sometimes felt difficulties to teach about this subject. The study also showed that teachers use different methods in the classroom when it comes to organizing the teaching of democracy, when it comes to both content and choice of teaching methods, which ultimately could affect how teachers directly or indirectly portray the Swedish Democrats.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 60 p.
Keyword [en]
Deliberation, ethics and morals, Objectivity, Sverigedemokraterna, teachers’ attitudes
Keyword [sv]
Deliberation, Värdegrund, Objektivitet, Sverigedemokraterna, Lärares förhållningssätt
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-36356OAI: diva2:820788
Subject / course
Social and Political Studies
Educational program
Primary Education Programme, 240 hp
Available from: 2015-06-17 Created: 2015-06-12 Last updated: 2015-06-17Bibliographically approved

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