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The last frontier of standards-based curriculum reforms: A study of Swedish teachers in transnational performance pressure - a case study
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education. (Studies in Curriculum, Teaching and Evaluation (SITE))ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5554-6041
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education. (Studies in Curriculum, Teaching and Evaluation (SITE))ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0644-3489
2015 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The study presents and describes an evaluation project on the most recent Swedish curriculum reform, Curriculum for the compulsory school, preschool class and the recreation centre, Lgr 11. The purpose of the evaluation project is to generate new knowledge about the influence of international educational reform movements, national curriculum reforms and the implications for local teacher assessment practices. In this study we: i) build on the framework of classical, explanatory curriculum theory by relating to the societal, the programmatic and the classroom curriculum level, ii) add a transnational perspective to the societal/ideological arena, iii) link educational policies in the various arenas and levels by using the concept of recontextualization, iv) approach the question of what counts as knowledge in the struggle between basic curriculum ideals, and v) introduce discursive institutionalism to curriculum theory as a way of including agency and change in educational institutions. The evaluation uses a mixed-method design made up of a discourse analysis of key curriculum documents, a quantitative teacher survey (n= 1887) and a teacher interview study.

The results show that the Lgr 11 curriculum reform involves fundamental changes in curriculum philosophies, which can partly be explained by a dominant transnational curriculum policy discourse. Further, Lgr 11 is in line with the standards-based reform model, which presumes a unidirectional and linear application of reform intentions. The results indicate an increased instrumentality in the education due to prescribed knowledge requirements and increased performance pressure. Finally, the evaluation shows that there are substantiated reasons to assume that the curriculum reform of 2011 will emphasize summative evaluation in Swedish schools, despite a strong discourse advocating formative assessment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015.
Keyword [en]
curriculum, evaluation, comparative studies, transnational policy
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Pedagogy
Research subject
Pedagogics and Educational Sciences, Pedagogics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-44926OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-44926DiVA: diva2:824381
Conference
Colloquium at Teachers College, Columbia University, NY, The program of Comparative and International Education
Note

Ej belagd 20151110

Available from: 2015-06-22 Created: 2015-06-22 Last updated: 2017-01-19Bibliographically approved

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