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Producing Future Citizens through Curricula Policies in Sweden: Critical reflections onborders/boundaries from a Nordic perspective and beyond
Dept of Sociology and Work Science, Univ. of Göteborg.
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4008-0749
2016 (English)In: MIGRATION AND SOCIAL INEQUALITY: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES – NEW BOUNDARIES, Nordic Migration Research (NMR), University of Oslo (UiO) , 2016, 172- p., session VConference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Educational policies for education are important as they form the basis for educational practices and regulate the knowledge production within different subjects. In our interdisciplinary research we critically analyse processes of curriculum work during the curriculum revision process (2010-2011) for the social science subjects in the later years of mandatory schooling in Sweden. Questions are raisedon whose history is made visible and what voices are heard. Furthermore what borders/boundaries can be discerned? The research is part of the larger transnational project Future citizens in pedagogical texts and education policies - Examples from Lebanon, Sweden and Turkey with the aim of examining how globalization processes are expressed in educational policies and pedagogical texts.Swedish educational documents, curricula and interviews with subject matter experts and educational bureaucrats form the empirical data for this contribution. The analyses show that a discursive battle between different actors and perspectives took place. The subject matter experts wanted a more inclusive and global understanding, especially the subject experts in geography articulated a worldwide perspective: "We wrote the world", while the Minister of Education and his expert proposed a stronger Nordic and even a nationalistic perspective from a Swedish point of view. The pupils should learn places and rivers in Sweden, the Swedish regions and Scandinavia. The Minister of Education and his expert also made changes in the syllabi manuscripts, thus discarding the geography subject matter experts' views. As a result, a Nordic perspective and a strong marking of national borders took place in the curriculum. Although this discussion is not about the actual citizenship perse, can the final decisions for the text in the curriculum in various ways contribute to boundaries/borders. This way of argumentation can be seen as leading to an exclusion and "othering"within a nation. In Sweden today 21 percent of the pupils in compulsory school officially are classifiedas having a "foreign background"; meaning the students themselves are born abroad by foreign parents or both parents were born abroad. Here there are many questions to ask/discuss in terms ofconsequences for various groups and inclusion/exclusion and belonging.

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Nordic Migration Research (NMR), University of Oslo (UiO) , 2016. 172- p., session V
Keyword [en]
Educational policies, pedagogical texts, inclusion/exclusion
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Educational Sciences
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SOCIAL SCIENCE, Educational science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9955OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-9955DiVA: diva2:1010204
Conference
The 18th Nordic Migration Conference, Oslo, August 11-12 2016
Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2016-10-03Bibliographically approved

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