Equivalence and "freedom of choice" - Consequences of a changed Policy practice in Sweden
2004 (English)In: ECER EERA Enacting Equity in Europe: Towards a comparison of equitable practices in different local contexts,2004, 2004Conference paper (Refereed)
Equivalence is regarded as a central concept in contemporary Swedish educational policy. Hence, the concept of -equivalence- plays an important role in educational policy-making practice in Sweden. One important aspect in this policy-making is to determine the schools- assignment to bring up democratic citizens. In the 90s equivalence is challenged by another concept, -freedom of choice-. This challenge has consequences for the understanding of what citizen to bring up in the Swedish schools. In this paper I will try out some possible outcomes of a changed conceptual framework in the educational policy practice, when it comes to the political understanding of a democratic citizenship in Sweden.
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education, equivalence, policy, democracy, citizenship
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-42560Local ID: 65979OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-42560DiVA: diva2:263417