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Den synliga och osynliga maktutövningen i klassrummet: En undersökning av maktstrukturer, undervisningens ramar och normer i ämnet svenska i årskurs 2
Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay is to highlight the space students receive through teachers´ questions in text conversations from a power perspective. The empirical data is based on observations in the classrooms, and student and teacher interviews. The ambition of this essay is to investigate the way power and standards reproduce and are created in classrooms. This is preformed through observations. Through interviews with students and teachers the study aims to display their experiences and reflections about the space provided. Methods used in the study are both quantitative and qualitative. The material in this study is represented by two schools and four classrooms in grade two.

The theoretical framework is based on Foucault's theory of power and on Åsa Bartholdsson´s concept of "friendly exercise of power". The theoretical framework is also based on exercise of power as it has been analyzed in Donald Broady´s "educational frameworks" and the relationship between these frames and power, as well as the analytical concepts of speaking space, action space and interaction space.

The results show that speaking space in the classroom is dominated by closed questions. To answer the teacher's questions the student needs to sit still on a chair and raise the hand and also that teachers do not create enough opportunities for students to refer to each other’s reply in conversations about a text.

The conclusion that can be drawn is that teachers teach students through hidden power shapes and democratic forms for students' future roles as democratic citizens.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 64 p.
Keyword [en]
Speaking space, acting space, interaction space, teachers´ questions, teaching frames, norms, power.
Keyword [sv]
Talutrymme, handlingsutrymme, interaktionsutrymme, lärarens frågor, undervisningens ramar, normer, makt.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-30046OAI: diva2:931061
Subject / course
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2016-05-26 Created: 2016-05-26 Last updated: 2016-05-26Bibliographically approved

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