Search for dissertations about: "Educational choice"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 111 swedish dissertations containing the words Educational choice.

  1. 1. School Leaders' View on Market Forces and Decentralisation : Case Studies in a Swedish municipality and an English County

    Author : Björn Söderqvist; Holger Daun; Eva Alerby; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; catchment area; choice; competition; educational quality; educational restructuring; decentralisation; market forces; school leaders; segregation; vouchers; International education; Internationell pedagogik; internationell pedagogik; International Education;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this study is to describe and analyse some of the consequences of market forces and decentralisation in the educational systems of Sweden and England.Since the 1980s, many countries have restructured their educational systems and introduced decentralisation and market forces. READ MORE

  2. 2. Educational choices of the future : a sociological inquiry into micro-politics in education

    Author : Goran Puaca; Högskolan i Borås; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Educational choice; Micro-politics; Want-formation; Habitus; Identity;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates how students’ practical considerations for future choices in education and occupations correspond to policy objectives of socially productive educational choices. This is conveyed through the primary aim of analyzing the correspondence between on the one hand educational policy intentions and on the other hand students’ educational choices and the social and cultural conditions that structure them. READ MORE

  3. 3. Pluralism and unity in education : on education for democratic citizenship and personal autonomy in a pluralist society

    Author : Joachim Rosenquist; Tomas Englund; Klas Roth; Walter Feinberg; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; pluralism; democratic education; citizenship education; children s rights; autonomy-promotion; school choice; deliberative democracy; political philosophy; educational philosophy; Pedagogik; Education;

    Abstract : The overarching theme of this thesis concerns the possibility of balancing the values of unity and pluralism in education in developed nation states characterized by an increasing pluralism when it comes to the beliefs and values of its citizens. The author suggests that democracy has a normative basis in the principle of reciprocity which can be supported in an overlapping consensus by reasonable persons who differ in their moral, religious and philosophical beliefs. READ MORE

  4. 4. Chemistry: content, context and choices : towards students' higher order problem solving in upper secondary school

    Author : Karolina Broman; Eva Silfver; Dan Johnels; Judith Bennett; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; chemistry education; upper secondary students; meaningful learning; higher order thinking; problem solving; context-based learning; interest; educational choice; identity; didactics of chemistry; kemididaktik;

    Abstract : Chemistry is often claimed to be difficult, irrelevant, and uninteresting to school students. Even students who enjoy doing science often have problems seeing themselves as being scientists. This thesis explores and challenges the negative perception of chemistry by investigating upper secondary students’ views on the subject. READ MORE

  5. 5. Inequality in Educational Outcomes : How Aspirations, Performance, and Choice Shape School Careers in Sweden

    Author : Frida Rudolphi; Jan O. Jonsson; Michael Gähler; Anthony Heath; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; achievement; aspirations; attainment; educational choice; ethnic inequality; performance; social origin; Sociology; sociologi;

    Abstract : This thesis examines different aspects of educational inequalities, drawing on the notion that inequality in educational attainment depends on two separate mechanisms: that children from advantaged social backgrounds perform better at school (primary effects) and tend more than others to choose to continue in education given performance (secondary effects). Study I shows that the long-term decrease in social class inequality in the transition from compulsory to academic upper secondary education since the middle of the mid-20th century up to the late 1990s, seems to be related to both declining primary and secondary effects. READ MORE