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Persson-Thunqvist, Daniel, Biträdande professor
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Persson-Thunqvist, D., Hagen Tonder, A. & Reegård, K. (2019). A tale of two reforms: Institutional change in vocational education and training in Norway and Sweden in the 1990s. European Educational Research Journal (online), 18(3), 298-313
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A tale of two reforms: Institutional change in vocational education and training in Norway and Sweden in the 1990s
2019 (English)In: European Educational Research Journal (online), ISSN 1474-9041, E-ISSN 1474-9041, Vol. 18, no 3, p. 298-313Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Political reforms of the 1990s ushered in sweeping socio-economic changes in the Nordic countries, including radical changes in their vocational education and training systems. However, the reforms led to a school-based vocational education and training system with a strong orientation towards higher education in Sweden, and a hybrid system with a stronger apprenticeship component in Norway. Drawing on comparative literature about institutional change in education systems, the aim of this article is to consider why such different vocational education and training systems emerged in countries that shared numerous commonalities following political reforms with similar neoliberal agendas. Our findings, based on secondary data analyses, show that national education reforms played a key role in transforming vocational education and training systems to promote greater flexibility and lifelong learning in line with societal changes. They also show that differences in the roles played by the social partners in Sweden and Norway in the reform processes, in conjunction with differences in political priorities, have led to major differences despite the similarities of national histories and attitudes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2019
Keywords
vocational education and training, apprenticeship, institutional change, historic institutionalism, Nordic countries
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-154352 (URN)10.1177/1474904118823104 (DOI)000468194700003 ()2-s2.0-85060626893 (Scopus ID)
Note

Funding agencies: Nordforsk, Nordic Centre of Excellence

Available from: 2019-02-06 Created: 2019-02-06 Last updated: 2019-07-01Bibliographically approved
Bulow, P., Persson-Thunqvist, D. & Cedersund, E. (2019). Sätta ord på föräldrars psykiska problem för barnens skull: Familjestöd som professionell praktik. Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift, 26(1), 43-64
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sätta ord på föräldrars psykiska problem för barnens skull: Familjestöd som professionell praktik
2019 (Swedish)In: Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift, ISSN 1104-1420, Vol. 26, no 1, p. 43-64Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Växjö, Sweden: Förbundet för Forskning i Socialt Arbete, 2019
Keywords
Familjestöd, socialt arbete, samtalsanalys, psykiatri, institutionella samtal
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-159929 (URN)
Available from: 2019-08-28 Created: 2019-08-28 Last updated: 2019-09-03Bibliographically approved
Larsen, L. & Persson-Thunqvist, D. (2018). Balancing the esteem of vocational education and social inclusion in four Nordic countries (1ed.). In: Christian Helms Jurgensen, Ole-Johnny Olsen, Daniel Persson Thunqvist (Ed.), Vocational Education in the Nordic Countrie: Learning from Diversity (pp. 74-95). Abingdon: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Balancing the esteem of vocational education and social inclusion in four Nordic countries
2018 (English)In: Vocational Education in the Nordic Countrie: Learning from Diversity / [ed] Christian Helms Jurgensen, Ole-Johnny Olsen, Daniel Persson Thunqvist, Abingdon: Routledge, 2018, 1, p. 74-95Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Routledge, 2018 Edition: 1
Series
Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education
Keywords
Vocational education and training
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-149610 (URN)9781138219809 (ISBN)
Projects
Nord-VET projektet
Funder
NordForsk
Available from: 2018-07-10 Created: 2018-07-10 Last updated: 2018-08-06Bibliographically approved
Olsen, O. J., Persson-Thunqvist, D. & Hallqvist, A. (2018). Building and construction: a critical case for the future of vocational education (1ed.). In: Christian Helms Jurgensen, Ole Johnny Olsen, Daniel Persson Thunqvist (Ed.), Vocational Education in the Nordic Countries: Learning from Diversity (pp. 136-156). Abingdon: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Building and construction: a critical case for the future of vocational education
2018 (English)In: Vocational Education in the Nordic Countries: Learning from Diversity / [ed] Christian Helms Jurgensen, Ole Johnny Olsen, Daniel Persson Thunqvist, Abingdon: Routledge, 2018, 1, p. 136-156Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Routledge, 2018 Edition: 1
Series
Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education
Keywords
Vocational education and training
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-149611 (URN)9781138219809 (ISBN)9781315414492 (ISBN)
Projects
NordVET-projektet
Funder
NordForsk
Available from: 2018-07-10 Created: 2018-07-10 Last updated: 2018-08-06
Ferm, L., Gustavsson, M. & Persson-Thunqvist, D. (2018). Elevers strategier för lärande av ett yrke på arbetsplatser (1ed.). In: Maria Gustavsson och Susanne Köpsén (Ed.), Yrkesutbildning – mellan skola och arbetsliv: (pp. 101-117). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Elevers strategier för lärande av ett yrke på arbetsplatser
2018 (Swedish)In: Yrkesutbildning – mellan skola och arbetsliv / [ed] Maria Gustavsson och Susanne Köpsén, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2018, 1, p. 101-117Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2018 Edition: 1
National Category
Learning Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-148763 (URN)978-91-44-12141-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-06-19 Created: 2018-06-19 Last updated: 2018-06-19Bibliographically approved
Gustavsson, M. & Persson-Thunqvist, D. (2018). Students’ Vocational Learning: Enabling Conditions for Putting Knowledge to Work. In: Simon McGrath, Martin Mulder, Joy Papier and Rebecca Suart (Ed.), Handbook of Vocational Education and Training: Developments in the Changing World of Work,: (pp. 1-18). Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Students’ Vocational Learning: Enabling Conditions for Putting Knowledge to Work
2018 (English)In: Handbook of Vocational Education and Training: Developments in the Changing World of Work, / [ed] Simon McGrath, Martin Mulder, Joy Papier and Rebecca Suart, Springer, 2018, p. 1-18Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this chapter is to contribute knowledge about school-related and workplace-related conditions that enable students’  vocational learning during workplace-based learning within vocational education. The research underpinning the chapter draws on evidence from a research project on students’  vocational learning in the industrial vocational education program at six different Swedish upper secondary schools. The theoretical concept of recontextualization contributes to uncovering the dynamic conditions that enable students’  vocational learning as they bring knowledge from the school context to the workplace context and back in vocational education programs. The argument is that both school- and workplace-related conditions must support putting knowledge to work in the workplace context. The ways in which different types of knowledge are put to use form the basis for examining how school-related and work-related conditions can support students in their vocational learning. The students’  ways of making sense of workplace-based learning as an extension of their educational program and of putting knowledge to work in the workplace are connected with their identity formation processes. Students use different learning strategies to bridge school-based and workplace-based knowledge that support changes in the workplace. The implications of this study are discussed in terms of potential changes in practices for vocational learning in the context of vocational education.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2018
Keywords
Vocational education · Workplace-based learning · Vocational students · Recontextualization
National Category
Learning Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-148764 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-49789-1_52-1 (DOI)9783319497891 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-06-19 Created: 2018-06-19 Last updated: 2018-06-19Bibliographically approved
Olofsson, J. & Persson-Thunqvist, D. (2018). Sweden: the formative period for VET (1850-1945) (1ed.). In: Svein Michelsen and Marja-Lena Stenström (Ed.), Vocational Education in the Nordic Countries: The Historical Evolution (pp. 46-66). Abingdon: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sweden: the formative period for VET (1850-1945)
2018 (English)In: Vocational Education in the Nordic Countries: The Historical Evolution / [ed] Svein Michelsen and Marja-Lena Stenström, Abingdon: Routledge, 2018, 1, p. 46-66Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Is there any such thing as a Swedish model of vocational education? The answer is ‘yes’ there probably is. Development of the Swedish model of vocational education during the past 100 years has entailed a less prominent role for apprenticeship as compared to school-based education. In Sweden, the involvement and operative responsibility of trade and industry in relation to education came to be less evident than in countries with strong apprenticeship systems (Nilsson, 2013; Olofsson, 2005).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Routledge, 2018 Edition: 1
Keywords
Vocational education
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-149612 (URN)9781138220850 (ISBN)9781315411804 (ISBN)
Projects
NordVET projektet
Funder
NordForsk
Available from: 2018-07-10 Created: 2018-07-10 Last updated: 2018-08-06Bibliographically approved
Olofsson, J. & Persson-Thunqvist, D. (2018). The modern evolution of VET in Sweden (1945-2015) (1ed.). In: Svein Michelsen and Marje-Lena Stenström (Ed.), Vocational Education in the Nordic Countries: The Historical Evolution (pp. 124-146). Abingdon: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The modern evolution of VET in Sweden (1945-2015)
2018 (English)In: Vocational Education in the Nordic Countries: The Historical Evolution / [ed] Svein Michelsen and Marje-Lena Stenström, Abingdon: Routledge, 2018, 1, p. 124-146Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Routledge, 2018 Edition: 1
Keywords
Vocational education
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-149613 (URN)9781138220850 (ISBN)9781315411804 (ISBN)
Projects
Nord-VET projektet
Funder
NordForsk
Available from: 2018-07-10 Created: 2018-07-10 Last updated: 2018-08-06Bibliographically approved
Helms Jurgensen, C., Olsen, O. J. & Persson Thunqvist, D. (Eds.). (2018). Vocational Education in the Nordic Countries: Learning from Diversity (1ed.). Abingdon: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vocational Education in the Nordic Countries: Learning from Diversity
2018 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Vocational Education in the Nordic Countries: Learning from Diversity is the second of two books that disseminates new and systematic knowledge on the strengths and weaknesses of the different models of vocational education and training (VET) in four Nordic countries. Vocational education in Europe has resisted standardisation to a higher degree than other fields of education, and during the last decade, there has been a growth in international, comparative VET research. While the Nordic countries provide an ideal case for comparative education studies, the literature in English on the Nordic VET systems is at present very limited.

This book provides thorough examinations of VET in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Each section examines the current challenges for VET, compares how these challenges are managed, and explores recent reforms and institutional innovations. Contributors also analyse institutions and policies at the national level and include comparative studies of two occupations at the micro-level in the four countries. The book explores what can be learned from the diversity of the VET systems in the Nordic countries, which otherwise have many similarities and share a common heritage in education policy.

This volume will help strengthen the knowledge base required for transnational policy learning, and for developing vocational education internationally for the future. As a result, the book will be of interest to researchers, academics and postgraduate students involved in the study of vocational education, educational studies and educational policy, as well as policy makers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Routledge, 2018. p. 188 Edition: 1
Series
Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-148441 (URN)9781138219809 (ISBN)9781315414492 (ISBN)
Funder
NordForsk
Available from: 2018-06-11 Created: 2018-06-11 Last updated: 2018-06-26Bibliographically approved
Persson-Thunqvist, D. (2018). Yrkesutbildningen i ett nutidshistoriskt perspektiv (1ed.). In: Maria Gustavsson och Susanne Köpsén (Ed.), Yrkesutbildning: Mellan skola  och arbetsliv (pp. 23-65). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Yrkesutbildningen i ett nutidshistoriskt perspektiv
2018 (Swedish)In: Yrkesutbildning: Mellan skola  och arbetsliv / [ed] Maria Gustavsson och Susanne Köpsén, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2018, 1, p. 23-65Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2018 Edition: 1
Keywords
Yrkesutbildning, skola, arbetsliv
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-149609 (URN)9789144121413 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-07-10 Created: 2018-07-10 Last updated: 2018-08-06
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