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Om kunskapssyn och urvalsprocesser hos gymnasielärare i Samhällskunskap A

Teachers in social sciences have a broad subject field to base their education on. This term paper examines, thru interviews, which factors that have an influence on the subjects contents in the A course of Social Sciences at Swedish high schools. Having interviewed four active teachers at three different schools, it shows that control documents like subject- and national curricula have little to say about what kind of subject that should been taught. Teachers seem rather to rely on local collegiate consensus, the textbook, locally prepared control documents, and adjusting to program directions while choosing material. In the final discussion the risk of structuring the subject around the text book is being investigated, along the fact that new locally control documents need to be written even for basic planning structures. Given the fact that the control documents are couched in general terms, the paper finally claims on account on this matter that pupils rights? for equal education are being jeopardized. Key words: Didactics, Social Sciences, Education, National Curriculum, Social Sciences Curriculum, Selection Matters


Kristian Thorén

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Karlstads universitet/Fakulteten för samhälls- och livsvetenskaper


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