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Ett bortglömt uppdrag?: En kvalitativ studie om skoldemokrati
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education. Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
A forgotten assignment? : A qualitative study about school democracy (English)
Abstract [en]

In the mid-20th century the assignment of nurturing democratic citizens in Swedish schools, was first proposed and implemented. Since then, the democratic assignment has been put aside by the schools´ second assignment: communicating knowledge. The aim of this essay is to once again bring light on this forgotten assignment. I have gathered the material for this essay by interviewing five teachers of upper secondary school. By the use of three ideal types of democratic theory I then analyze the material to determine the teachers´ views on school democracy and their ways of using it in their teaching. The ideal types are participatory democracy, discursive democracy and representative democracy. The results show that the interviewed teachers share very similar views on school democracy, close to the ideal type participatory democracy. In their use of school democracy in teaching traces of both participatory and discursive democracy, can be found.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
School democracy, democracy, participatory democracy, discursive democracy, representative democracy, interview, teacher.
Keyword [sv]
Skoldemokrati, demokratiuppdrag, demokrati, deltagardemokrati, samtalsdemokrati, valdemokrati, intervju, lärare.
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-48984OAI: diva2:895295
Subject / course
Social Sciences
Educational program
Teacher Education Programme for Upper Secondary School, 300/330 credits
Available from: 2016-01-21 Created: 2016-01-18 Last updated: 2016-01-21Bibliographically approved

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