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Är en professionell lärare en lämplig lärare?: en idéanalys av debatten om lärarlegitimationen
Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to investigate perceptions of the teaching profession and education in the political debate concerning teacher certification. I have, based on the purpose, issued three question that form the basis of this study. They are:

  • To what extent does the participants in the debate perceive the teaching profession as a profession?
  • Based on the perception that the teaching profession is a profession, to what extent and how is the requirement for certification being justified?
  • Which perceptions regarding education are being expressed in the debate?

The method used to carry out this study is an idea analysis, which is generally used when analysing political debates. The purpose of using this method is to obtain clarity of what is said in a debate. Furthermore, the theoretical concepts that are relevant for the implementation of this study are profession and education.

The result of this study shows that the debaters define a professional as a person who is motivated, has an education, is suitable to practice his/her profession, has the knowledge required in his/her profession and has received a certification. The result also indicates that the aim of introducing a teacher certification is to strengthen the teacher profession as a profession. However, there are some flaws with the certification that might leave the aim of it unfulfilled. Finally, the result of the study shows that education is left in the dark in the debate.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
Teacher certification, profession, education
Keyword [sv]
Lärarlegitimation, profession, didaktik
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-28400OAI: diva2:856811
Subject / course
Education Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2015-09-25 Created: 2015-09-25 Last updated: 2015-11-26Bibliographically approved

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