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Rekontextualiseringen av läroplansreformer: Lokalt utveckliingsarbete, Lgr 11 och den ökade resultatstyrningen
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education. (SCIES- Läroplansteori och didaktik)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0644-3489
2013 (Swedish)In: Den femte Nordiska Läroplansteoretiska Forskningskonferensen, 24-25 oktober, 2013, 2013Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
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During the last two decades, transnational organizations and agreements are increasingly important as actors, networks and shaping forces in curriculum-making, and this also applies to the formation of the Swedish curriculum. The international education policy movement towards standards-based curriculum has been characterized by top-down accountability and linear dissemination (Andersson-Levitt 2008, Sivesind & Karseth 2011). However, several research studies reveal how the translation to national cultural education traditions also implies tensions and contradictions. Differences between different levels of curriculum has been theorized in for example distinctions between intended, implemented and enacted curricula (Conelly 2008). A major issue facing externally mandated reform is the ‘implementation gap’. In this paper we will address factors in how curriculum is contextualised and reconceptualised (Bernstein 2000, Wahlström & Sundberg 2012) as it translated from transnational curriculum scripts to national and local school curriculum development and innovation.This paper draws upon empirical data to explore school-based curriculum development in response to the new curriculum policy, Lgr 11, in Sweden (the National Agency for Education 2011, Government Bill 2007:28). The purpose is to explore how the curriculum reform, Lgr 11, is reconceptualised, understood and related to school development by the local authority, school management and teachers in some selected municipalities. By questionnaires and interviews with local curriculum actors, the contextual adaptations in order to manage and organise new curriculum policies are analysed. The following research questions are addressed in the paper:1. What are stakeholders’ understandings of the room for manoeuvre in curriculum innovation in implementing the new curriculum policy, Lgr 11?2. How, and with what arguments is the selection of content areas for curriculum development made in implementing the new curriculum Lgr 11?3. What change and improvement strategies have been used to meet the demands of the new curriculum policy, Lgr 11?In order to explore and analyse how the curriculum Lgr 11 specifications are translated by the local authorities/schools into a school curriculum, local documents analysis, surveys and interviews with curriculum developers, school leaders and teachers have been conducted. The mixed-method approach followed a three-step procedure. The results of the empirical analysis (question 1 and 2) will be presented in terms of patterns of arguments among key curriculum actors. The case studies show how different key players in local curriculum implementation raise arguments and prioritize areas for curriculum innovation variously due to local needs, national ambitions as well as international trends and future social and cultural scenarios.

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2013.
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Pedagogics and Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-30360OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-30360DiVA, id: diva2:663498
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Den femte Nordiska Läroplansteoretiska Forskningskonferensen, Uppsala universitet, 24-25 oktober, 2013
Available from: 2013-11-12 Created: 2013-11-12 Last updated: 2017-01-19Bibliographically approved

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