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  • 1.
    Abrahamsson, Erica
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Obligatorisk läxhjälp på fritidhemmet: Vårdnadshavares och lärare i fritidshem uppfattningar om läxhjälp på fritidshemmet2018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna studie är att undersöka vilken uppfattning vårdnadshavare och lärare i fritidshem har angående obligatorisk läxhjälp på fritidshemmet samt om fritidshemmets verksamhet får några konsekvenser om obligatorisk läxhjälp införs. Studiens metod bygger på en kvalitativ enkätundersökning med 38 vårdnadshavare samt kvalitativa personliga intervjuer med 5 olika lärare i fritidshem från 5 olika skolor. Resultatet visar att uppfattningarna som vårdnadshavare har angående obligatorisk läxhjälp på fritidshemmet var både positiv och negativ. En del anser att läxhjälp på fritidshemmet är bra eftersom många barn har långa dagar på skolan och fritidshemmet. Andra anser tvärtom att läxhjälp är skolans ansvar och inte ska förekomma på fritidshemmet. Det framkommer även att lärare i fritidshem är överens med vårdnadshavare. Argument som förs fram är rättvisa och andra menar att fritidshemmet är ett komplement till skolan inte deras förlängda arm. Fritidshemmets verksamhet påverkas enligt vårdnadshavare och lärare i fritidshem på olika sätt. Det framkommer att läxhjälp ett par gånger i veckan inte inverkar på verksamheten, dock behövs det mer personal i så fall. Medan andra menar att utevistelse och annat påverkas. 

  • 2.
    Ackesjö, Helena
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Pedagogy and Learning.
    Gardesten, Jens
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Herrlin, Katarina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Fonseca, Lars
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Pedagogy and Learning.
    Lindqvist, Per
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Nordänger, Ulla Karin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Off-loading or loads of work? Teachers, teacher assistants and negotiations on professional domains2018Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 3.
    Ackesjö, Helena
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Pedagogy and Learning.
    Lindqvist, Per
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Nordänger, Ulla Karin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    “Betwixt and Between”: Leisure-time Teachers and the Construction of Professional Identities2018In: Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, ISSN 0031-3831, E-ISSN 1470-1170Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In 2014, a newly formed group of teachers graduated from Swedish universities. In addition to their qualification as leisure-time pedagogues, their degree includes teaching practical/aesthetical subjects in compulsory school. This group of teachers thus has to relate to dual professional identities and to maintain a balance between the socially oriented leisure-time centres and a goal- and results-driven school. In this article we describe their first two years after graduation, trying to get hold of their negotiation of professional identities and orientation in the professional landscape. Results shows that the graduates try to balance own ideals and hybrid professional intentions against traditional professional identities and labour market conditions and that position in a liminal phase might be crucial for the outcome.

  • 4.
    Adolfsson, Carl-Henrik
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Upgraded curriculum?: An analysis of knowledge boundaries in teaching under the Swedish subject-based curriculum2018In: Curriculum Journal, ISSN 0958-5176, E-ISSN 1469-3704, Vol. 29, no 3, p. 424-440Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article offers a contribution to the current debate about knowledge and the curriculum, especially initiated by social realist writers. The enacted Swedish subjects-based curriculum for compulsory schooling is examined and is also used as a significant case with the aim of discussing practical implications of social realist claims regarding knowledge and the curriculum. Video-recorded lessons from grade six in six different Swedish schools, in combination with teacher interviews, are explored within the scope of a curriculum theory framework with the purpose of illuminating dominant patterns of knowledge boundaries and knowledge conceptions. The study shows how the Swedish subject-based curriculum frames teaching in a direction where a disciplinary knowledge conception with fixed knowledge boundaries predominates over other knowledge forms. The subject-based curriculum also appears to produce an ‘overloading’ of content, which implies that pupils’ questions and experiences are avoided and dismissed in the teaching practice.

  • 5.
    Adolfsson, Carl-Henrik
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Alvunger, Daniel
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    A study on policy pressures and power dynamics in the changing landscape of local school governance2018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim with this paper is to explore local school governance in the Swedish schooling system by focusing on the local authority and principals through a lens of neo-institutional theory. The study is conducted against a backdrop of current trends in global and national educational policy where it in the Swedish context is possible to identify two major shifts:

     

    • new ways of how the state seeks to control the schools’ outcomes at the expense of the local authorities room for exercise of power– a ‘re-centralisation’
    • the emergence of a new dynamic between the local authority and principals.

     

    In the early 1990s, the Swedish school system was decentralised and the municipalities were given authority for the governing of the schools. A new goal- and outcome-based quality system was introduced that put the municipalities in Sweden in a new position. However, during the last decades transnational organisations and associations such as the OECD and the EU have gained greater influence over education policy (Robertson & Dale, 2015). New policy spaces have emerged that transcend, but also converge within, national borders (Sassen, 2006). Accountability, standardisation and increased student results stand out as important ingredients in current global reform agendas (Wahlström & Sundberg, 2017a; Anderson-Levitt, 2008). In Sweden, declining student achievement in PISA has made policy-makers inclined to be informed by policy solutions from the OECD (Wahlström, 2017). Paired with a strong focus on student achievement, the notion of a school system in a state of crisis grew. Altogether, this have spurred an intensive critique against the decentralised schooling system and triggered a trend of ‘re-centralisation’ in Sweden, meaning a shift towards a more state-regulated governing of the school system (Wahlström & Sundberg, 2017; Adolfsson, 2013) . The government has introduced several reforms and incentives that involves the local management of schools. These include, for instance, a new national curriculum for the compulsory and the upper secondary schooling, a School Inspectorate for auditing and monitoring schools; A reformed Education Act emphasising the local authority’s responsibility for equity and student achievement, and strengthening the principals’ authority; Professional development programmes; and new specialist functions in school (Alvunger, 2015; Adolfsson & Alvunger, 2017). These policy movements have altogether challenged the relations between the state, the local authorities and the schools in Sweden. In light of these changes and with reference to the presented aim of this paper, we ask ourselves the following research questions:

    • How do representatives of the local authority experience and respond to the pressure and influence from the state through the focus on equity and the improvement of student results in national educational policy discourse?
    • What strategies do the local authority employ for governing the schools in the municipality?
    • In what ways do principals respond to the tension in the ‘dual’ governance from the state and the local authority?

     

    The paper draws on a ‘classical’ theoretical and methodological framework of curriculum theory (i.e. the frame-factor theory), with its different levels of analysis – the societal/ideological level, the programmatic level; and the school/classroom level (Lundgren, 1972). When it comes to the more specific analysis of the consequences of the changed conditions of governing and exercise of control at the local policy level, a neo-institutional theoretical perspective will be used (Scott, 2008). From this perspective, three dimensions can be highlighted regarding how institutions seek to control and affect other institutions, respond to external pressure and seek legitimacy: regulative (rules and sanctions for legitimacy), normative (evaluation and moral legitimacy), and cognitive-cultural/discursive (shared conceptions and frames of meaning-making (2008).

     

    Methods and material

     

    This paper has a mixed-method design, where the research design aims at preserving the complexity and deepening the perspective of the research questions being addressed while at the same time obtaining different, but complementary data on the same phenomenon (Cresswell, 2010; Cresswell and Clark, 2007). The study of local governance with the local authority and principals is conducted in three steps. The first of the research questions, i.e. how representatives of the local authority experience and respond to policy pressure from the state, will be answered by using secondary data from a project that investigated the municipalities as policy actors in light of the implementation of the new national curriculum for compulsory schooling in Sweden (Wahlström & Sundberg, 2017). It includes a survey (n= 727) and interviews with representatives from local authorities in Sweden. The two remaining sets of research questions, comprising local authorities’ strategies for governing schools and principals’ responses, will be answered through a case study of a large municipality in southern Sweden (135 000 inhabitants) using a survey (n=61; response rate 62 %) to principals and 4 semi-structured focus-group interviews with principals and representatives of the local authority. The survey consisted of questions about experiences of the subsequent organisation, governing structures, the communication of aims between different levels, collaborative structures and arenas, professional development, curriculum support and the role of functions for school development. The quantitative data was then analysed and used for asking follow-up and questions in the interviews, targeting specific items regarding experiences of expectations from the institutional environment, policy pressures, governing structures and strategies to cope with certain arrangements in the environment. The interviews thus provided complementary qualitative data and gave a richer description of the principals’ views.

     

    Expected outcomes

     

    Representatives from the local authority emphasise that the national governance of schools to a higher extent and in a more explicit way is directed towards the schools as units as a result the recent educational reforms. They claim that the autonomy of principals following the Education act has created greater clarity. Meanwhile, it has impeded their agency in matters concerning enactment of government policy and curriculum. In combination with the emphasis on local authorities as being responsible for quality assurance, allocating resources for equity and student achievement, the local authorities’ ability to control internal processes of schools has decreased significantly. It seems that local authorities’ space for regulative sanctions and mechanisms has been weakened. In order to compensate, local authorities apply strategies of soft governance for controlling the schools. These strategies are characterised by normative and cognitive/discursive dimension and may be comprised by one or a combination of the following:

    • Re-structuring the organisation and controlling communication
    • Use expert teachers to monitor and control internal professional development/school improvement efforts of schools
    • Competition through rewarding schools which comply to reforms, show best practice and have high-performing students
    • Standardisation measures to ensure greater coherence and compliance

     

    The principals describe a more generous space for action with the Education act, but they also experience a higher degree of pressure to improve student achievement and goal attainment, both from the local authority and from the state. This pressure is expressed in different ways. The local authority presents comparisons of results between schools which triggers competition. The principals are bound to report results or other statistical data on request, which in turn may cause a negative pressure from their teachers. In addition, principals describe how a lot of resources in terms of time and money are invested to ‘pass’ inspections from the national agency.

     

    References

    Adolfsson, C-H. (2013). Kunskapsfrågan – En läroplansteoretisk studie om gymnasieskolans reformer mellan 1960-talet och 2010-talet [The question of knowledge – a curriculum study of the Swedish upper secondary school reforms between the 1960s and 2010s]. Dissertation, Linnaeus University.

     

    Adolfsson, C-H., & Alvunger, D. (2017). The nested systems of local school development : Understanding improved interaction and capacities in the different sub-systems of schools. Improving Schools. 20. 195-208.

     

    Alvunger, D. (2015).
Towards new forms of educational leadership? The local implementation of förstelärare in Swedish schools.
Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, 1(3), 55–66.

     

    Anderson-Levitt, K. M. (2008). Globalization and curriculum. In: M. F. Connelly (Ed.), The Sage handbook of curriculum and instruction (pp. 349–368). London: Sage Publications.

    Creswell, J. W. (2010). Mapping the developing landscape of mixed methods research. In A. Tashakkori, & C. Teddlie (Eds.), Sage handbook of mixed methods in social & behavioral research (pp. 45–68). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

    Creswell, J. W., & Plano Clark, V. (2007). Designing and conducting mixed methods. London: SAGE.

    Lundgren, U.P. (1972). Frame factors and the teaching process: A contribution to curriculum theory and theory of teaching. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell.

     

    Robertson, S., & Dale, R. (2015). Towards a ‘critical cultural political economy’ account of the globalising of education, Globalisation, Societies and Education, 13(1), 149–170, DOI: 10.1080/14767724.2014.967502

    Sassen, S. (2006). Territory, authority, rights: From medieval to global assemblages. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.


    Scott, W. (2008). Approaching Adulthood: The Maturing of Institutional Theory. Theory and Society, 37(5), 427-442.

    Wahlström, N., & Sundberg, D. (2017). Transnational curriculum standards and classroom practices. The new meaning of teaching. New York, NY: Routledge.

    Wahlström, N. (2017). The travelling reform agenda: The Swedish case through the lens of OECD. In N. Wahlström, & D. Sundberg (Eds.), Transnational curriculum standards and classroom practices. The new meaning of teaching (pp. 15–30). New York, NY: Routledge.

     

  • 6.
    Adolfsson, Carl-Henrik
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Alvunger, Daniel
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    The selection of content and knowledge conceptions in the teaching of curriculum standards in compulsory schooling2018In: Transnational Curriculum Standards and Classroom Practices: The New Meaning of Teaching / [ed] Ninni Wahlström & Daniel Sundberg, London: Routledge, 2018, p. 98-115Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 7.
    Adolfsson, Carl-Henrik
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Forsberg, Eva
    Uppsala university.
    Sundberg, Daniel
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    När evidensrörelsen kom till den svenska skolan2018In: Den evidensbaserade skolan: Svensk skola i skärningspunkten mellan forskning och praktik / [ed] Daniel Alvunger & Ninni Wahlström, Stockholm: Natur och kultur, 2018, p. 71-99Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 8.
    Adolfsson, Carl-Henrik
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Håkansson, Jan
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Evaluating School Improvement Efforts: Pupils as Silent Result Suppliers, or Audible Improvement Resources?2018In: International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, ISSN 1694-2493, E-ISSN 1694-2116, Vol. 17, no 6, p. 34-50Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article contributes to a perspective of school development, where pupils‟ experiences of the teaching they encounter are regarded as a result of improvement work. In a three-year research collaboration with four nine-year compulsory schools in a large Swedish municipality, researchers have continuously conducted group interviews with different actors, collected relevant documentation and reported their preliminary analyses to the schools. In the light of previous research, the results show that the development areas that have been in focus in the schools have in some cases had an impact on the teaching. However, no homogenous change is evident. Rather, the variation between classrooms, teachers and subjects is great, especially if the pupils‟ perspectives are taken into consideration. The pupils‟ experiences and voices on how the improvement work materialises in the classroom contribute to explaining the connections, or lack of them, between the school and classroom levels. 

  • 9.
    Adolfsson, Carl-Henrik
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Håkansson, Jan
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Evaluating teacher and school development by learning capital: a conceptual contribution to a fundamental problem2018In: Improving Schools, ISSN 1365-4802, E-ISSN 1475-7583Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In light of an international policy movement to increase focus on students’ academic achievement, the question of how to improve schools has become an important issue at all levels in the school system. Substantial resources have been invested in reforms to improve conditions for pupils’ learning. Great expectations and responsibility are often placed on teachers in terms of their professional development (PD), the aim being to improve their teaching practices. Consequently, the question of how to evaluate the results of school improvement programmes, including teachers’ PD, has arisen. However, there is a lack of theoretical concepts that can capture the outcomes of such development in a qualified way. Taking inspiration from the research on teachers’ PD and theories relating to teachers’ knowledge and capabilities, the aim of this study is to outline a conceptual framework that can serve as an analytical tool when evaluating both school improvement initiatives in general and school actors’ learning in particular. Four types of learning capital that are intended to reflect the central aspects of teachers’ and school organisations’ learning and the capabilities linked to teaching practice and its development are outlined. This conceptual framework is applied and exemplified based on the results of a three-year research project evaluating a school improvement programme in a Swedish municipality. Finally, some conclusions are drawn regarding the different types of analysis possible with the current conceptual framework related to the evaluation of school improvement efforts.

     

  • 10.
    Adolfsson, Carl-Henrik
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Sundberg, Daniel
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Pedagogy and Learning.
    Att forskningsbasera den svenska skolan: Policyinitiativ under 25 år2018In: Pedagogisk forskning i Sverige, ISSN 1401-6788, E-ISSN 2001-3345, Vol. 23, no 1-2, p. 39-63Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Även om ”en skola på vetenskaplig grund” idag är ett högaktuellt ämne är det ingalunda något nytt fenomen. I artikeln studeras tendenser i policyinitiativ som de senaste 25 åren haft till syfte att forskningsbasera den svenska skolan. Utgångspunkt tas i de problembilder som framkommer i policy samt vilka modeller för forskningsbasering som samtidigt lyfts fram som lösningen på dessa problem. Resultatet pekar mot att det de senaste 25 år har skett en succesiv förskjutning från indirekta till mer direkta initiativ. Under 1990-talet och det tidiga 2000-talet var många policyinitiativ ordnade utifrån att främst vilja skapa de rätta förutsättningarna för en forskningsbasering av skolan. Under 2000-talet blir initiativen alltmer fokuserade och ambitiös med syfte att åstadkomma direkta förändringar i lärares undervisning. När det kommer till modeller för forskningsbasering blir det samtidigt alltmer tydligt hur policy vänder sig till och söker legitimitet hos delvis nya aktörer och institutioner, som exempelvis hälso-sjukvården. Med detta går det också att urskilja en insnävning vad gäller att definiera och innehållsligt välja ut vilken forskning som bör sprids till skolans aktörer. Konsekvensen med en sådan modell för forskningsbasering menar vi kan bli att läraren främst får inta rollen som passiva mottagare av forskning.

  • 11.
    Adolfsson, Carl-Henrik
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Sundberg, Daniel
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Forsberg, Eva
    Uppsala University.
    Evidently, the Broker is the New Whiz-kid at the Education agora2018Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 12.
    Adolfsson, Carl-Henrik
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Sundberg, Eva
    Uppsala university.
    Sundberg, Daniel
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Evidently, the Broker is the New Whiz-Kid at the Education Agora2018In: NERA 2018 - 46th CONGRESS Educational Research: Boundaries, Breaches and Bridges: Abstracts, 2018, p. 106-Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 13.
    Agnell, Emma
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Language choices in the EFL-classroom: The actions and perceptions of four secondary school teachers in Sweden2019Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The Swedish National Agency for Education encourages the exclusive use of the target language (TL) in the English language classrooms. However, one may question if this is observed, as the Swedish Schools Inspectorate, in their qualitative investigation of the Swedish schools, headlined the section on language use in their observation of English lessons in the years 6-9 as “too much English in Swedish”. They found that nearly half the lessons failed to provide sufficient opportunities for pupils’ communicative competence to develop and problematized this partly as a result of lack of pedagogical training among teachers. Nonetheless, the role of the first language (L1) in the foreign language classroom is controversial. Some favor an exclusion of the L1 while others believe the L1 has an important role. This essay problematizes four English teachers’ language choices in the classroom, with the theoretical approaches that the TL should be used extensively, but that neither teachers nor pupils should be prohibited from using the L1 as it can serve important purposes and facilitate language learning if used strategically. In this study, four English teachers were interviewed to investigate what determines their language choices. It was found that while teachers primarily based their language choices on pedagogical views and knowledge about language learning, for some the choice of language was not always strategic or pedagogical. In this study, the reasons for both their strategical and inadvertent uses are investigated. This study also investigated how the teachers perceive the pupils’ language choices, and what implications these perceptions may have.

  • 14.
    Ahlström, Amanda
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Brolander, Lisa
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Fri och lustfylld tid: En kvalitativ intervjustudie om rekreation i fritidshem2018Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Det övergripande syftet med forskningsstudien är att få en ökad förståelse för hur rekreation kan komma till uttryck i fritidshemmet. Intentionen är att ta reda på hur både elever och lärare uppfattar rekreation i fritidshem. Studien bygger på semistrukturerade intervjuer där syftet är att få en ökad förståelse för hur lärare i fritidshem upplever sitt arbete med rekreation.  Då vårt syfte även är att ta reda på elevers upplevelse av rekreation i fritidshemmet har vi använt ett designat barnsamtal. Studien genomförs med sex lärare samt sexton elever på två olika fritidshem. Resultatet av studien visar att lärare i fritidshem upplever en viss osäkerhet kring rekreationsbegreppets innebörd samtidigt som de främst kopplar rekreation till lugna och stillsamma aktiviteter.  Studien visar även att lärarna anser att elever har större möjlighet att uppleva rekreation under sin fria tid i fritidshemmet vilket är samstämmigt med vad analysen av studiens genomförda barnsamtal visar. En central del i elevers upplevelse av rekreation i fritidshem grundar sig i deras känsla av att ha roligt vilket leder till en samlad bedömning av att elevers upplevelse av rekreation till stor del kan likställas med att ägna sig åt lustfyllda aktiviteter.

  • 15.
    Ahmed, Waqas
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Hur gick det till när nyanlända elever lärde sig algebra i Sverige jämfört med deras hemland?: En kvalitativ studie av nyanlända elevers uppfattningar om genomgångar, arbetssätt och arbetsuppgifter inom svensk matematikundervisning2018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med studien är att kartlägga nyanlända gymnasieelevers uppfattningar om genomgångar, arbetssätt och arbetsuppgifter inom svensk matematikundervisning jämfört med matematikundervisningen i deras hemland. Elevintervjuer med 5 elever, som kombineras med klassrumsobservationer, gjordes för att samla in data. Studien befinner sig på elevnivå och resultat visar att det finns skillnader mellan Sveriges och hemlandets matematikundervisning. Eleverna tycker att matematikundervisning i Sverige är mer givande och omfattande är hemlandets. De är nöjda med lärarens inställning i klassrummet.

    Det framkommer också att eleverna känner sig begränsade på grund av språk brister i det svenska språket. På grund av sina språk brister visade eleverna rädslan att bli utskrattade och utpekade av sina klasskamrater. Studien kan vara en hjälp för lärarna som undervisar nyanlända elever om hur eleverna upplever matematikundervisning i Sverige och vilken inverkan med skillnader har på dem. 

  • 16.
    Alvunger, Daniel
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Teachers’ curriculum agency in teaching a standards-based curriculum2018In: Curriculum Journal, ISSN 0958-5176, E-ISSN 1469-3704Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In 2011, Sweden introduced explicit standards for the curriculum used in compulsory schooling through the implementation of ‘knowledge requirements’ that align content, abilities and assessment criteria. This article explores and analyses social science teachers’ curriculum agency through a theoretical framework comprised of ‘teacher agency’ and Bernstein’s concepts of ‘pedagogic device’, ‘hierarchical knowledge structure’ and ‘horizontal knowledge structure’. Teachers’ curriculum agency, in recontextualisation of the curriculum, is described and understood through three different ‘spaces’: a collective space, an individual space and an interactive space in the classroom. The curriculum and time are important for the possibilities of agency – the teachers state that the new knowledge requirements compel them to include and assess a lot of content in each ‘curriculum task’. It is possible to identify a recontextualisation process of ‘borrowing’ and combining content from curriculum tasks across the different subjects. This process is explained by the horizontal knowledge structure and ‘weak grammar’ of the social sciences. Abilities, on the other hand, stand out as elements of a hierarchical knowledge structure in which a discursive space is opened for knowledge to transcend contexts and provides opportunities for meaning-making. The space gives teachers room for action and for integrating disciplinary content.

  • 17.
    Alvunger, Daniel
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Grahn Johansson, Viktoria
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering.
    Exploring recontextualization of didactic ability and vocational teacher students’ professional learning through video analysis2018In: Nordic Journal of Vocational Education and Training, ISSN 2242-458X, E-ISSN 2242-458X, Vol. 8, no 3, p. 36-56Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article explores how vocational teacher education (VTE) students experience professional learning through the use of video analysis, their reflection among peers and their meaning-making of the ‘didactic ability’ concept during the beginning of their education. The empirical data consists of an online survey and semi-structured interviews with five vocational teacher education students. Bernstein’s concept of ‘pedagogic discourse’ and a conceptual framework of recontextualisation in vocational education and training developed by Evans, Guile and Harris guide the research. The findings strongly support observations from previous research that emphasise that the use of video promotes and supports teacher students’ professional growth. The VTE students develop a new understanding of how to organise content and to analytically handle the relationship between theoretical aspects and professional action. The emerging meanings of didactic ability are a new discursive understanding of work-knowledge and the teaching content, as well as a strategic structuring of the content for sense-making, transcending the theory and practice divide through visual artefacts and practical tasks and the ability to use different teaching strategies. Language, actions, content and meanings in terms of workplace codes tend to ‘move’ and to be recontextualised from the school’s pedagogic discourse.

  • 18.
    Alvunger, Daniel
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Wahlström, Ninni
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Den evidensbaserade skolan: en introduktion2018In: Den evidensbaserade skolan: Svensk skola i skärningspunkten mellan forskning och praktik / [ed] Daniel Alvunger & Ninni Wahlström, Natur och kultur, 2018, p. 9-30Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 19.
    Alvunger, Daniel
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Wahlström, NinniLinnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Den evidensbaserade skolan: svensk skola i skärningspunkten mellan forskning och praktik2018Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 20.
    Alvunger, Daniel
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Wahlström, Ninni
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Lärarutbildningens forskningsbasering2018In: Den evidensbaserade skolan: Svensk skola i skärningspunkten mellan forskning och praktik / [ed] Daniel Alvunger & Ninni Wahlström, Natur och kultur, 2018, p. 101-134Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 21.
    Alvunger, Daniel
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Wahlström, Ninni
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Research-based teacher education? Exploring the meaning potentials of Swedish teacher education2018In: Teachers and Teaching: theory and practice, ISSN 1354-0602, E-ISSN 1470-1278, Vol. 24, no 4, p. 332-349Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article, we explore the meaning potentials of teacher education in terms of the significance of a research-based approach and the different pedagogic identities that such an approach implies. The study’s aim is to examine the important factors for education to be considered research-based and to identify and analyse the research base of teacher education in Sweden. The results from the analysis of a large number of course documents and from a survey administered to teachers and students in four teacher education programmes indicate that the emerging potential meaning is that teacher education is generally a strongly framed professional education with a relatively weak and adapted research base. The analysis of the classification and framing of disciplinary content and pedagogy in the Swedish teacher education curriculum points at different pedagogic identities emerging from the different meaning potentials that are made available to the students. We argue that a thorough understanding of research-based teacher education needs to be grounded in both course content and its research base as well as other possible pedagogical aspects of research-based education; the education as a whole must be included in the concept of research-based education.

  • 22.
    Alvunger, Daniel
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Wahlström, Ninni
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Understanding transnational curriculum policies on local municipal and school arenas in Sweden2018In: CESE: Compatative Education Society in Eureope: Identities and Education: Comparative Perspectives in an Age of Crisis, 2018, p. 155-Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Both the EU and the OECD are intergovernmental organizations where governments and national authorities cooperate closely across national borders. This co-operation results in common objectives and evaluations, but above all, in a common language about education and a shared view of education's problems and solutions (e.g. European Commission 2017).This kind of transnational cooperation, including private actors such as McKinsey and Pearson, forms an international discourse for education policy (Dale, 2010; Grek 2009; Robertson 2008). The Swedish curriculum reform for compulsory school, Lgr 11, can be considered as part of a transnational policy movement in which the different countries relate differently to certain key policy messages. Such messages include that schools needs to be more effective in providing all students with knowledge and raising the achievement of knowledge outcomes. Another explicit message is that the national school systems need to be clearly governed from national level (Wahlström & Sundberg, 2017).

     

    Drawing on discursive institutionalism (Schmidt, 2015) and organizational and institutional theory (Coburn, 2004), this paper focuses on the central educational policy messages from transnational and national policy arenas and their recontextualization on a municipal and school level with Sweden as an example. To capture the links between macro, meso and micro arenas, key policy “messages” from the macro policy arena can be examined regarding in what ways, and to what extent, these messages are adopted or rejected by actors on the municipal and school arenas (Coburn, 2015; Höstfält et al. 2017). For exploring the ‘governing by discourse’, coordinative and communicative discourses are identified, as well as background and foreground ideas (Schmidt 2015). The study builds on interviews with 18 teachers teaching in grade 6 and 9 in different municipalities and schools, and 12 superintendents in charge of compulsory school as well as 12 chairmen of political committees responsible for compulsory school at municipal level. The interviews are analysed in relation to in what ways the actors assimilate or reject the policy messages and to what extent they use deliberative or coordinative discourses to form their understanding of the curriculum reform.  

  • 23.
    Alvunger, Daniel
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Wahlström, Ninni
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Understanding transnational curriculum policies on local municipal arenas2018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The year 2000, when the Lisbon strategy (Presidency Conclusions 2000) was adopted by the European Council, can be viewed as a starting point of an increasing interest in education policy on the transnational arena. Both the EU and the OECD are intergovernmental organizations where governments and national authorities cooperate closely across national borders. This co-operation results in common objectives and evaluations, but above all, in a common language about education and a shared view of education's problems and solutions (e.g. European Commission 2017). This kind of transnational cooperation, including private actors such as McKinsey and Pearson, forms an international discourse for education policy (Dale, 2010; Grek 2009; Robertson 2008). Thus, we consider the Swedish curriculum reform for compulsory school, Lgr 11, as part of a transnational policy movement in which the different countries relate differently to certain key policy messages. Such messages include that school needs to be more effective in providing all students with knowledge and raising the achievement of knowledge outcomes. Another clear message is that the national school systems need to be clearly governed from national level (Wahlström & Sundberg, 2017).

     

    Drawing on discursive institutionalism (Schmidt, 2015) and organizational and institutional  theory (Coburn, 2004), this paper focuses on the central educational policy messages from transnational and national policy arenas and their recontextualization on a municipal and school level with Sweden as an example. To capture the links between macro, meso and micro arenas, key policy “messages” from the macro policy arena can be examined regarding in what ways, and to what extent, these messages are adopted or rejected by actors on the municipal and school arenas (Coburn, 2015; Höstfält et al. 2017). For exploring the ‘governing by discourse’, coordinative and communicative discourses are identified, as well as background and foreground ideas (Schmidt 2015). The study builds on interviews with 18 teachers teaching in grade 6 and 9 in different municipalities and schools, and 12 superintendents in charge of compulsory school as well as 12 chairmen of political committees responsible for compulsory school at municipal level. The interviews are analysed in relation to in what ways the actors assimilate or reject the policy messages and to what extent they use deliberative or coordinative discourses to form their understanding of the curriculum reform. 

     

  • 24.
    Andersson, Elin
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Persson, Frida
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Möjligheter och hinder för dramapedagogik i fritidshemmet2018Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Det utvecklingsinriktade arbetet syftar till att stärka en elevgrupp genom dramapedagogik. På fritidshemmet där utvecklingsarbetet utfördes går elever i förskoleklass upp till årskurs två. Målen med arbetet är att erbjuda en variation av dramaövningar med syfte att stärka gruppen, ge eleverna verktyg att hantera konflikter på ett konstruktivt sätt och att identifiera pedagogiska möjligheter och hinder med drama som verktyg. Med stöd av aktionsforskningsspiralen genomförs aktionen under tre veckor vid nio olika dramapass som dokumenterades genom processprotokoll och observationer. I utvecklingsarbetet används semistrukturerade intervjuer och samtal, både med lärare och elever, samt elevernas loggböcker till för- och efterarbetet. Aktionen visar att drama som verktyg kan erbjuda ett bättre gruppklimat som ett återkommande inslag i verksamheten. Identifierbara hinder är avsaknad av anpassad lokal för dramaövningar, tid för planering samt vilja. Det måste finnas ett genuint intresse och kunskap hos lärarna för att använda drama som verktyg i en fritidshemsverksamhet.

  • 25.
    Andersson, Emelie
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Signifikanta kunskaper och erfarenheter vid inträdet i förskoleklass: Beskrivningar från två lärare i förskoleklass2018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Studien som genomförts är en småskalig kvalitativ studie som utifrån två lärare i förskoleklass syftar till att synliggöra vad lärare i förskoleklass beskriver som signifikanta kunskaper och erfarenheter vid barns inträde i förskoleklass samt hur lärare arbetar med variationerna i barnens erfarenheter i förskoleklass.

    Studien har genomförts genom kvalitativa intervjuer med två lärare i förskoleklass. Lärarnas utsagor har sedan ställts i relation till tidigare forskning och didaktisk teori. I den didaktiska teorin beskrivs delar som styrdokument, rapporter och lagremisser samt vedertagna teorier som behandlar de fyra f:n och den proximala utvecklingszonen.

    I analysen har lärarnas utsagor ställts i relation till tidigare forskning och valda teorier. I studien framkommer hur barns sociala förmågor för en överordnad roll och beskrivs som en förutsättning för barns utveckling och lärande i förskoleklassen. Lärarna beskriver att de variationer som återfinns i ämnesorienterade kunskaper inte är ett bekymmer, utan de sociala förmågorna blir också studiens kärnämne. Lärarna i studien beskriver också hur de utvecklat olika metoder för att får kunskap om varje barns erfarenheter och kunskapsnivå, distanserat från förskolans praktik.

  • 26.
    Andersson, Evelina
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Olsson, Sofie
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Vilka här är pojkar och vilka här är flickor?: En kvalitativ studie om förskollärares genusmedvetenhet2019Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Gender awareness, treatment, preschool. boys, girls

  • 27.
    Andersson, Moa
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Digitala verktyg i fritidshemmets vardag: En aktionsstudie om lärares inställning i förändring2018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Studiens kunskapsobjekt är huruvida en aktion kan förändra fritidslärare eller fritidspedagogers attityder gentemot digitala verktyg i fritidshemmet. Studieobjekten är pedagogerna, vars inställning kartläggs med hjälp av intervjuer i inledande och avslutande stadie. Under studiens gång genomförs tre stycken aktiviteter med eleverna som har som syfte att visa nya användningsområden med hjälp av digitala verktyg. Dessa tre kallas iMovie, Google Earth och QR-koder. I resultatet redovisas pedagogernas svar på den avslutande intervjun, vilka skiljer till viss del. Pedagogerna uttrycker större positivitet inför digitala verktyg och tycker sig ha sett andra sidor som kan användas. I diskussionen förs ett resonemang om de förändrade inställningarna kommer att leda till förändringar i arbetet med digitala verktyg i det aktuella fritidshemmet eller om det kommer att rinna ut i sanden. En metoddiskussion förs om de aktviteterna samt intervjuerna som hölls.

  • 28.
    Andersson, Sara
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Gabriella, Sandahl
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Bända loss eller ta varsamt?: En kvalitativ studie om den dagliga lämningen av barn i förskolan2019Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med studien är att belysa lämningssituationen i förskolan genom förskollärares perspektiv. Med utgångspunkt i tre centrala frågeställningar har fem förskollärares uppfattningar om lämningen undersökts. De tre frågeställningarna som identifierats berör förskollärares förhållningssätt, relationer samt anknytning i förskolan.

    Resultatet har analyserats med hjälp av tidigare forskning och litteratur som berör förskollärares förhållningssätt och relationsskapande i förskolan. Dessutom har resultatet analyserats med utgångspunkt i anknytningsteorin som Broberg, Hagström och Broberg (2012) presenterar. Anknytningsteorin menar kortfattat att barn behöver en trygg bas att återvända till när det känner sig osäkert. Barn ordnar sina trygga baser i hierarkisk ordning och vanligtvis är det barnets vårdnadshavare som är barnets första trygga bas. När barnet lämnas på förskolan är det viktigt att det knutit an till personalen där eftersom barnet behöver en trygg bas som stllföreträder den första trygga basen.

    Studien visar att förskollärarna är eniga om att lämningen är en viktig del av den förskolepedagogiska verksamheten. De är även eniga om att det är deras ansvar som förskollärare att lämningssituationen blir god och att de relationer som skapas innefattar en trygghet och tillit. Däremot uttrycker sig förskollärarna väldigt olika i talet om hur barn knyter an. Dessutom skiljer de sig i uttryck som berör deras barnsyn och förhållningssätt.

    Vi vill med studien bidra med kunskap som ger möjlighet till reflektion och diskussion angående hur förskollärare hanterar och bemöter barn och vårdnadshavare i en lämningssituation. 

  • 29.
    Andrén, Amanda
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Barns delaktighet och inflytande i förskolan - fyra förskollärare berättar2018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med studien är att belysa förskollärares arbete med barns delaktighet och inflytande i förskolans verksamhet utifrån tre frågeställningar; Hur beskriver förskollärare barns delaktighet och inflytande? Hur möjliggör förskollärare barns delaktighet och inflytande i förskolans verksamhet? Vilka hinder upplever förskollärare i arbetet kring barns delaktighet och inflytande?

    Studien har en kvalitativ metodansats och bygger på tidigare forskning om barns delaktighet och inflytande vilka också är viktiga centrala begrepp då de utgör teorin. Empirin i studien grundar sig på fyra förskollärares uppfattningar om barns delaktighet och inflytande i förskolans verksamhet. Data har inhämtats med hjälp av semi strukturerade intervjuer vilket har använts som metodverktyg i studien.

    Resultatet visar att förskollärarna tolkar barns delaktighet som att delta i en gemenskap där de interagera med barnen samt är inlyssnande och lyhörda inför deras uttryck. Inflytande tolkas som barns möjlighet att påverka, dels genom att de får göra val men också genom att förskollärarna tillvaratar barns intressen och behov i planering och utformning av verksamheten. De arbetsmetoder som förskollärarna menar möjliggör delaktighet och inflytande är att erbjuda barn val, involvera dem i beslut, skapa ett tillåtande klimat, samtala, lyssna och tillvarata deras intressen, arbeta i projekt samt dela in barn i mindre grupper. Den svårighet förskollärarna främst upplever är balansgången mellan barns inflytande och deras styrning, men svårigheter återfinns också i personalens olikheter.

  • 30.
    Arjmand, Reza
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Ijāzah: Methods of Authorization and Assessment in Islamic Education2018In: Handbook of Islamic Education / [ed] Holger Daun & Reza Arjmand, Cham: Springer, 2018, 1, p. 135-156Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Ijāzah, meaning permission, license, or authorization, refers to several distinct types of academic certificates within Islamic education. Given the primacy of oral traditions and importance of reliability of ḥadīth, the license of audition (ijāzah al-sama‘) was established in order to guarantee the credibility of the transmission. Ijāzah al-riwāyah served as written records of the direct audition of a text on the part of the recipient from the transmitting authority, whether a single ḥadīth report, a work by the transmitting teacher himself, or a work by a third party. Accordingly, ijāzah al-iftā’ or ijāzah al-ijtihād was developed within fiqh as a method of authorization of the qualified ‘ulamā’ to respond to the changes within Muslim societies throughout fatwās. Through ijāzah li-al-tadrīs, a scholar was entitled to teach parts of a book or an entire subject. Independent from any social and political institutions, ijāzah was executed within a disciple-master relationship and developed into a literacy genre within Islamic education.

  • 31.
    Arjmand, Reza
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Introduction to part I: Islamic Education: Historical Perspective, Origin and Foundation2018In: Handbook of Islamic Education / [ed] Holger Daun, Reza Arjmand, Cham: Springer, 2018, 1, p. 3-32Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Whereas the concept of ‘ilm (knowledge) includes both religious as well as mundane knowledge, the traditional Islamic thought tends to identify the totality of and specify knowledge as religious knowledge. The typology of knowledge in Islam divides the entire human knowledge into two all-embracing categories: al-‘ulūm al-‘aqlīyah(rational/argumentative knowledge) and ‘al-ulūm al-naqlīyah (knowledge by transmission). This division conceptualizes the foundations of the Islamic epistemology and forms the educational arrangements in Islam. Four major approaches to education and knowledge acquisition include: (1) Constructive approach, which is using rules of logics and qiyās(analogical deductive reasoning) aims to attain human knowledge; (2) Theological approach which is based on kalām (dialectical theology) aims to decipher the divine knowledge as well as mundane one; (3) Philosophical approach which is inspired and informed by the Neo-Platonist movement and Peripatetic Islamic philosophy in which knowledge is attained through the process of wham (estimation) and using the active intelligence to achieve the unknowns through the known premises; and (4) Mystical/theosophical approach which argues on the notion of knowledge by presence. The mystical approach rests on the argument on the divine knowledge as the source of all knowledge and intuition as an instrument to achieve it. Such an epistemological principal has informed not only various approaches to the acquisition of knowledge but also institutions of education and learning. Although the social and political climate and the local cultures have significantly affected the development of the educational institutions across the Muslim world, a trifold model of the educational institutions prevail across the Muslim world. Madrasah as the final product of this development, however, is challenged by the waves of modernization and domination of western values across the Muslim world.

  • 32.
    Arjmand, Reza
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Introduction to part II: Islam and Education in the Modern Era: Social, Cultural, Political and Economic Changes and the Responses from Islamic Education2018In: Handbook of Islamic Education / [ed] Holger Daun, Reza Arjmand, Cham: Springer, 2018, 1, p. 159-176Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Islamic education in the modern era has been at the crossroad of globalization, rapid economic development, social changes, and resurgence of rival religious ideologies. Islam as a global force has affected other forces and has affected by them, and along the way the Islamic education has changed to adapt to the realities of the modern world. Such adaptation is the reflection of the diversity across the Muslim world and heavily influenced by the domestic factors and on the other hand by the nature and extent of the linkage to other global forces. Despite the contextual variations and diversity changes within the Islamic education in the modern era have certain features in common: (a) affected by the new socioeconomic development and changes within the civil society; (b) affected by the realities of the modern state and governance; (c) influenced by the cultural (traditional/religious) factors and political climate; and (d) affected by the international factors. Despite the variations, Islamic education reform across the Muslim world has one thing in common: all have lost the grandeur and glory of the past, they are struggling to meet the demands of a competing world, and they exist in the margin of a strong formal education system.

    There are endavors to synchrone traditional approaches and contents of the Islamic education with those of the formal education to inhibit or enhance the chance for the accreditation of the religious education across the Muslim world. This has partially resulted in internationalization of the institutions of Islamic education and tailoring the curricula to add new subjects such as foreign languages and natural sciences to accommodate the global discourse and attract new groups of students internationally.

  • 33.
    Arjmand, Reza
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Islamic Education in Egypt2018In: Handbook of Islamic Education / [ed] Holger Daun, Reza Arjmand, Cham: Springer, 2018, p. 577-592Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Islamic education in Egypt thrived during the seventh to tenth centuries when Islamic schools established both as primary kuttāb and subsequently advanced to al-Azhar system. Kuttāb as educational institutions emerged as natural, spontaneous at grassroots level, often connected with a mosque, but also created by the community in a home, a shop, a tent, or under a palm tree. Islamic education was built around an individual rather than an institution, and this helped the spread of education in the Muslim world. While al-Azhar built by Ismā’ilī Shī’ite Fāṭimīds in Egypt to confront the hostile 'Abbāsīds of Baghdad, it ultimately held strong religious and political directions based on Sunnī Islam. Al-Azhar with its vast endowed residential facilities fostered training of generations of learned class of 'ulamā'. Female students had access to education where a series of facilities and classes were devoted to them.

    Driven from Islamic dogma, the al-Azhar developed the curriculum based on theology, grammar, and rhetoric through memorization, with the intention to foster a sense of religious obedience among students and to reinforce teachings of Sunnī Islam. The educational target is to achieve independent judgment on various issues concerning the Muslim society.

  • 34.
    Arjmand, Reza
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Islamic Education in Iran2018In: Handbook of Islamic Education / [ed] Holger Daun, Reza Arjmand, Cham: Springer, 2018, 1, p. 555-576Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    With the arrival of Islam in the seventh century, Iran developed as the center for Shī‘ite education, and Iranians contributed significantly to the institutionalization and expansion of Islamic education both in form and content. For centuries, clergies were regarded as the custodians of education running preprimary and primary education in maktabs; postprimary and higher education were carried out and institutionalized in madrasahs.

    Iranian madrasah played also a significant role in promoting knowledge and sciences, both religious and nonreligious. With the establishment of Qom theological seminary (ḥawzah ‘ilmīyah Qom), however, Islamic education and its respective institutions (madrasahs) revitalized and started a new era and played a pivotal role in the formation of the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Operating under the institution of waqf and other forms of religious taxes, ḥawzah ‘ilmīyah today is a network of madrasahs and other educational institutions, active both through traditional methods and in the virtual world to foster the Shī‘ite communities worldwide.

    The Iranian Revolution of 1979 is considered as one of the instances in running a modern society based on Islam and contributed significantly to the revival of religious ideologies across the world. Iranian theocratic government planned a shift from a Western model of social order and education to a one deeply rooted in Islamic beliefs and values. To achieve the goal to intellectually nurture generations of committed Muslims as the human capital of Muslim ummah, among other measures, a larger proportion of the formal curricula is devoted to education of Islam, while religious education also occupied a significant status both in curricular and extracurricular activities.

  • 35.
    Arjmand, Reza
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Migration, Diaspora, Muslim Transnational communities and Education2018In: Handbook of Islamic Education / [ed] Holger Daun, Reza Arjmand, Cham: Springer, 2018, 1, p. 415-434Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Western World (especially Europe) is struggling to cope with one of the largest waves of human migration ever. Majority of the migrants are Muslims with traumatic experiences as a result of enduring wars, violence, and various forms of suffrage. The unique feature of this migration is the number of unaccompanied minor Muslim migrants with an unprecedented rate in human history. All these pose new challenges to European societies not least to accommodate the needs and meet the demands of Muslims for moral and religious education. While European education systems fundamentally rest on a rather monolithic worldview, inspired by Christianity and based on secularism, they need to adapt to the realities of the postmigration era. The Muslim transnational communities in West complicate the matter even further as they pose new challenges in the notions of identity and belonging of the younger generation of Muslims in diaspora. The new mode of policy-making in the face of the migration and multiple transnational communities is to create and foster an education system to respond to the needs of Muslims in the West while enhancing the process of integration and teaching the western-style notion of citizenship. Sex education, religious extremism, terrorism, and pluralistic values are among the challenges that education systems in the West need to alter both in policy and practice.

  • 36.
    Arjmand, Reza
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Waqf and Financing Islamic Education2018In: Handbook of Islamic Education / [ed] Holger Daun & Reza Arjmand, Cham: Springer, 2018, 1, p. 99-112Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The institution of waqf (religious endowment), an act of establishment of a charitable trust, often in a form of a property or any legitimate fund-generating estate – for which public utilities are designated as beneficiaries of the yields, among other purposes – laid the cornerstone of an independent means of financing for education across the Muslim world. Such an independent economic means contributed greatly to the autonomy of the research and scholarly works among the Muslims.

    While waqf was to guarantee and maintain the independence of the research and autonomy of the researchers and scholars, the relationships with the state and power apparatus has been far from straightforward. In its endeavor to gain control over education, the state patronized some madrasahs by giving them waqf and other financial resources and status while others were neglected. Over time this resulted in an effective state control of madrasahs and other educational institutions, which were used to promulgate state ideology and legitimize one particular religious faction over others. The patronage of madrasahs also provided the government with a vital piece of ideological armor. The dominance of ‘ulamā’ over education in need of waqf to finance madrasahs across the Muslim world forced them to ultimately support the governments as the custodians of waqf and other religious taxes. This facilitated a good relation between madrasah and the state. In this way, the ‘ulamā’ were confident to have secured the support for madrasah while the government was assured to have the favorable consensus of ‘ulamā’ on its side. Meanwhile, despite the dominance of state over waqf in almost all countries in the Muslim world, a small number of waqf-based institutions continued to function independently and produced a great body of independent research and scholarship.

  • 37.
    Arjmand, Reza
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Mirsafa, Masoumeh
    Polytechnic of Milan, Italy.
    Talebi, Zeinab
    Islamic Azad University, Iran.
    Islamic Educational Spaces: Architecture of Madrasah and Muslim Educational Institutions2018In: Handbook of Islamic Education / [ed] Holger Daun & Reza Arjmand, Cham: Springer, 2018, 1, p. 469-510Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The mosque (both as masjid or jami’) is recognized as the first Muslim educational space for formal and informal learnings, for children and adult alike. Although the mosque remained as one of the primary centers of Islamic studies in various disciplines to this day, the Muslim cities from the Middle Ages onward have witnessed the emergence of specific institutions for Islamic education. Kuttābs or maktabs were primary education institutions often small scale but, in some instances, housed in a specific building consisted of a large, domed, unadorned hall in which all the pupils sat cross-legged on mattresses in a rough semicircle, usually next to low desks. Such buildings were generally erected by philanthropists and informed by the traditional architecture in form and structure. The first turn in formation of a specific Islamic higher education space was the majid-khan complex in which hujrahs (dormitories) and madras (study spaces) were built adjacent to the mosques. Madrasah buildings were formed in eastern lands of the Muslim World inspired by Khurāsāni vernecular architecture. With the selection of Isfahan as the capital of Ṣafavīd in 1722, the city was labeled Dār al-‘Ilm (The House of Knowledge) and reached fame in the Islamic world for its educational institutions. Among other achievements, Isfahan is credited for the innovation and design of an Islamic educational space. Isfahani architects utilized classic Persian architecture with its internal garden, formerly used extensively in Persian style mosques, to madrasah buildings. The model spread later to most of the Muslim world as the classic model of madrasah building.

    The design of the madrasahs like any other architectural structure of the Islamic world was informed by Islamic rules and principles and reflects the social, political, and economic values of the Muslim society. Despite the diversity of the architectural typologies among various Islamic societies, such principles have resulted in formation of common spatial qualities in Islamic educational spaces.

    This chapter provides a cross-disciplinary review of the architectural foundations of the Islamic institutions of education. Through a review of various models of madrasaharchitecture in different historical eras, the chapter provides an account on the development, taxonomy, and common characteristics of Islamic educational spaces in various parts of the Muslim world.

  • 38.
    Arvidsson, Albin
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Begovic, Ermin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Nätmobbning: Hur nätmobbning påverkar den sociala miljön i skolan2018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Den här studien handlar om det mycket aktuella ämnet nätmobbning och specifikt hur nätmobbning påverkar elevers trivsel i skolan samt hur lärare och andra vuxna kan hjälpa till att hantera och stödja den som blir utsatt i skolan och hemmet. Litteraturstudien belyser vad nätmobbning innebär, olika konsekvenser, vilka konsekvenserna kan vara samt hur nätmobbning kan förhindras. Vuxnas syn på ämnet undersöktes genom intervjuer med fritidslärare medan elevernas syn undersöktes genom en enkätstudie. Den här studien visar vad som kan hända när en människa utsätts för nätmobbing, samt varför detta sker på nätet snarare än ansikte mot ansikte. Resultatet visar att elever mellan nio-tio år inte är speciellt utsatta för nätmobbning och att trivseln inte är påverkad i någon större utsträckning. Kunskapen kring ämnet är dock låg bland fritidslärarna som intervjuades och ses mer som en lillebror till den vanliga mobbningen. Resultatet visade också att nätmobbning ökar i de högre årskurserna, det visar också att tjejer är mer utsatta än killar.

  • 39.
    Augustinsson, Sören
    et al.
    Kristianstad university.
    Ericsson, Ulf
    Kristianstad university.
    Nilsson, Henrik
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Making sense of assignment: on the complexity of being a school leader2018In: Nordic Journal of Comparative and International Education, Vol. 2, no 2-3, p. 149-164Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The primary aim of this paper is to narrow down the description of how school leaders interpret the assignment (the task) and identify the markers for how they look upon the conditions of doing a good job in Sweden. The aim is in the context of practice-based and process-oriented research. We use complexity and complexity theories to frame the emerging practice of leading and organizing. This is in contrast to technocratic homogenization—that is, law texts, steering documents, documentation, standardized methods, planning, and ceremonies. A questionnaire was conducted with three open questions (n=363 out of a possible 548 participants) and four focus groups (n=21). Complexity, dilemmas, and inconsistency emerge in the respondents’ answers the closer they are to everyday action. The results show that complexity theories put focus on a conflict between the image of schools as complicated and complex. Complicated is accompanied by generalizing and weak contextualizing of control systems, standardized methods, planning, law texts, and evidence-based education—that is, the concept of technocratic homogenization. Complexity theories emphasize the life in organizations, everyday practice as leaders, and a conflict between weak and robust contextualizing from the perspective as practice-based and process-oriented research.

  • 40.
    Axelsson, Viktor
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Vårdnadshavares delaktighet i förskolan: Förskollärares tillvägagångssätt för att få vårdnadshavare delaktiga2018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Studien syftar till att bidra med kunskap om hur förskollärare i förskolan arbetar för att få vårdnadshavare delaktiga. Vidare undersöks vilka svårigheter och möjligheter som finns i detta. Denna kvalitativa studie har semistrukturerad intervju som metod där tre olika förskollärare är respondenter. Resultatet visar att en positiv relation är ett tillvägagångssätt för att få vårdnadshavare delaktiga. Genom en ömsesidig relation med växelverkan och dialog blir vårdnadshavaren erkänd och får en chans att kommunicera med förskolläraren om sitt barn och verksamheten.   

  • 41.
    Begicevic, Emina
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Stensson, Emelie
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Konflikthantering i fritidshemmet: En kvalitativ studie om konflikter, konflikthantering och förebyggande arbete kring konflikter i fritidshemmet ur fritidslärarens perspektiv2018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Studien har syftat i att få en djupare förståelse om hur sex fritidslärare upplever elevers konflikter, hur konflikterna hanteras och förebyggs. Syftet var även att ta reda på vilka metoder som används för att elevernas konflikter ska kunna lösas och vilka konflikter som bör motverkas. För att nå en djupare kunskap i ämnet gjordes en kvalitativ studie där semistrukturerade intervjuer genomfördes med sex fritidslärare. Genom intervjuerna framkom fritidslärarnas upplevelser, tankar och åsikter kring konflikter, dess hantering samt förebyggande arbete. Därför har arbetet grundat sig i det fenomenologiska perspektivet. I studien framkom det att konflikthantering och att arbeta förebyggande tillhör vardagen för fritidslärare. Att främst prata om, lära sig förstå sin egen och andras roller i konflikter både i verkligheten och genom rollspel har visat sig vara en stark grund för att hantera och förebygga konflikter.

  • 42.
    Berg, Charlie
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Hultenius, Daniel
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Könsstereotyper och Könsöverskridande mönster: En text- och bildanalys av den rekommenderade barnlitteraturen till undervisningsmaterialet Före Bornholmsmodellen2019Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Gender stereotypes and transgender patterns – a text and image analysis of the recommended children's literature for Före Bornholmsmodellen

     

    Förskolans läroplan (2016) benämner att en utav förskolans uppgifter är att motverka könsstereotyper och normer kring kön. Med utgångspunkt ur detta är studiens syfte att se hur pojkar och flickor framställs utifrån könsnormer, maskulinitet och femininitet i barnlitteraturen som är rekommenderad för barn i 2,5–4 årsåldern i Före Bornholmsmodellen. Materialet används kontinuerligt i den svenska förskolan för att öka barns språkliga förmåga men har  tidigare inte granskats utifrån ett genusperspektiv. Studien genomfördes med hjälp av en kvalitativ innehållsanalys av text och bild i barnlitteraturen som rekommenderas till Före Bornholmsmodellen. För att få svar på forskningsfrågorna upprättades ett observationsprotokoll där det noterades vilka könsstereotypa och könsöverskridande mönster som porträtterades i materialet. Resultatet och analysen visade att den rekommenderade barnlitteraturen innehåller porträtteringar som bekräftar och stärker könsstereotyper och att könsöverskridande mönster sällan är förekommande. Förskollärares arbetsmetoder med den rekommenderade barnlitteraturen till Före Bornholmsmodellen är någonting som bör ses över. Detta på både verksamhets och individnivå för att förhindra att det reproduceras könsstereotyper om hur män och kvinnor bör bete sig.

  • 43.
    Berg, Emelie
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Att erbjuda nyckeln till språket: En intervjustudie av lärares uppfattningar om språkundervisningensförändring sedan införandet av Lgr-112018Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I denna studie undersöks lärares uppfattningar om arbetet med läs- och skrivutveckling i grundskolans senare år samt hur detta arbete har påverkats av införandet av Lgr-11. Det empiriska materialet har samlats in genom kvalitativa samtalsintervjuer som har analyserats och sammanställts för att besvara frågeställningen: Har svensklärares arbete med läs- och skrivutveckling i grundskolans årskurs 7-9 förändrats till följd av övergången till Lgr-11 och i så fall på vilket sätt? Studien utgår från ett sociokulturellt perspektiv på lärande och en dialogisk syn på läs- och skrivutveckling. Resultaten visar att lärarnas meningar är skilda gällande prioriteringar av innehållet i styrdokumenten men deras åsikter sammanfaller ändå kring en ökad tydlighet avseende kunskapskrav, bedömning och vad ämnet ska innehålla. Arbetet med läs- och skrivutveckling har påverkats av de nya styrdokumenten men lärarens tolkningsfrihet innebär att arbetet fortfarande till viss del styrs av traditioner och lärarnas individuella arbetsmönster.

     

  • 44.
    Bergman, Anton
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Projekt och Temaarbete i förskolans värld2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This paper examines and reviews themed work and projects in the realm of preschool. By interviewing a group of preschool teachers and other people in leading positions within the occupation a basic understanding of how and why themes and projects were used emerged. The answers were quite similar and gave a detailed understanding of the different reasons why the work was designed in such a way. The people interviewed implied that the main reason was that they wanted to take advantage of the children thoughts and let them influence the direction of the learning experience. That everyone within the preschool, kids and adults, benefit from learning together in unison. Together as a group they explored and discovered topics that the children deemed interesting and that gave the work and enjoyment that could otherwise be lost. The learning experience in preschool is supposed to be fun as much as it is educational.

  • 45.
    Bjervås, Lise-Lotte
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Teaching about fairness in a preschool context2018In: Values in early childhood education: citizenship for tomorrow / [ed] Eva Johansson & Johanna Einarsdottir, Routledge, 2018, 1, p. 55-69Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 46.
    Björklund, Camilla
    et al.
    University of Gothenburg.
    Magnusson, Maria
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Palmér, Hanna
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mathematics. Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Teachers’ involvement in children’s mathematizing: beyond dichotomization between play and teaching2018In: European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, ISSN 1350-293X, E-ISSN 1752-1807, Vol. 26, no 4, p. 469-480Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The focus of this article is on mathematics teaching in a play-based and goal-oriented practice, such as preschool, and on how different lines of actions may impact children’s learning opportunities. Video recordings of authentic play activities involving children and nine teachers from different preschools were analyzed qualitatively to answer the following research questions: (1) What lines of action do teachers use when they teach mathematics in play? and (2) What implications may different ways of teaching have for children’s learning opportunities? The analysis revealed four different categories: confirming direction of interest; providing strategies; situating known concepts; and challenging concept meaning. As these differ regarding both the mathematics content focused on and the kind of knowledge emphasized, they have implications for children’s learning opportunities.

  • 47.
    Bredmar, Anna-Carin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Emotionell närvaro i pedagogiskt arbete: En filosofisk analys med fokus på det mellanmänskliga mötets betydels2017In: Pedagogisk forskning i Sverige, ISSN 1401-6788, E-ISSN 2001-3345, no 3-4, p. 255-275Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Artikeln syftar till att fördjupa förståelsen av emotionell närvaro i lärares arbete utifrån ett relationellt perspektiv, samt att visa på livsvärldsfenomeno-logins teoretiska och metodologiska bidrag till detta perspektiv. Med hjälp av Bubers dialogfilosofi analyseras erfarenheter av emotionell närvaro i lärares arbete. Resultatet av analysen presenteras i två meningsbestämmande teman: uppmärksamhet och skärpa i lärares arbete och integritet och gemenskap. Ana-lysen visar på betydelsen av emotionell närvaro som en kompass för lärare för att handla omdömesfullt. I emotionell närvaro riktar lärare och elever sin uppmärksamhet mot det som upplevs som väsentligt. Emotionell närvaro innebär en förmåga hos läraren att omfatta den pedagogiska situationen som en helhet. Likaså innebär emotionell närvaro en upplevelse av samhörighet som både är gemenskap och respekt för personlig integritet. Emotionell när-varo är en mänsklig kraft som förmår motverka ett mekaniskt och instru-mentellt förhållningssätt i lärares arbete.

  • 48.
    Bågenholm, Lisett
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Lindgren, Elin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Utomhuspedagogik: - Förskollärares uppfattningar kring lärande av ord och begrepp i den fria leken2019Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Uppsatsen handlar om förskollärares uppfattningar kring utomhuspedagogik. Där har vi valt att inrikta oss på lärandet av ord och begrepp i den fria leken. Syftet med uppsatsen är att belysa förskollärares uppfattningar, möjligheter och hinder med att bedriva lärandet ute. Vi vill genom vår studie belysa exempel på hur förskollärare arbetar med ord och begrepp i utomhusmiljön. Studien problematiserar möjligheter och hinder med att bedriva utomhuspedagogik. Vi har valt att använda oss av enkäter med semistrukturerade frågor som metod. Vi har genomfört en undersökning på sex förskolor, där nio förskollärare deltog. Resultatet i vår studie lyfter vikten av att vara en närvarande pedagog som är delaktig i barnens lek. Att vara delaktig kan leda till ett samspel mellan förskollärare och barn, vilket i sin tur leda till en bra kommunikation kring ord och begrepp.

  • 49.
    Börjes, Therese
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Skolans och fritidshemmets gemensamma arena: En kvalitativ studie om samverkan i dagens skola2018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I denna uppsats ämnar jag undersöka hur samverkan mellan skola och fritidshem ser ut i dagens skola. En historisk tillbakablick på fritidshemmets utveckling inleder uppsatsen innan jag går in mer på de studier som gjorts kring ämnet. Utifrån intervjuer med rektorer, lärare och fritidspersonal har jag sedan undersökt hur begreppet samverkan ser ut i de olika yrkeskategorier samt vilka möjligheter och hinder som upplevs för en god samverkan mellan skola och fritidshem. Slutsatsen av min undersökning är att samverkan är ett begrepp som alla känner till och alla vill ska fungera men som, på grund av olika anledningar, fungerar olika bra på olika skolor. Synen på de olika yrkeskategoriernas uppdrag är en faktor. Avtal, planeringstid och ledningens inställning till samverkan är andra.   

  • 50.
    Carlsson, Rickard
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Lindqvist, Per
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Nordänger, Ulla Karin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education and Teacher's Practice.
    Is teacher attrition a poor estimateof the value of teacher education? A Swedish case.2019In: European Journal of Teacher Education, ISSN 0261-9768, E-ISSN 1469-5928Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Far from all who complete teacher education end up working as teachers throughout their entire career. At first sight the value of teacher education, in terms of efficiency, seems to be a failure. In the present article we argue that teacher attrition, when defined as whether one is working as teacher or not, is a too blunt measure to gauge whether teacher education has been valuable. With a unique dataset, where we have detailed information on 87 Swedish teacher graduates’ working life across 23 years, we can consider whether activities and/or experiences point to an apparent use of teacher education. In conclusion, we find that in order to get informative estimates of its value it is important to consider it from different perspectives and to consider attrition related to the total working time spent in educational settings across a career rather than percentage leaving teaching after a set of years.

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