Styrning, barndom och skola

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Styrning, barndom och skola
Author(s) Stoltz, Pauline
Date 2009
English abstract
In this article I use current trends in government and childhood research to raise questions concerning the link between the contemporary government of Swedish education and deficiencies in children’s right to equal education. Changes in ideas on political government, including an increased focus on notions of “governance” and “governmentality” can be observed in Swedish education politics, as well as changes in ideas on the position of children in welfare states and on children as citizen-beings and citizen-becomings. Against the background of these developments I conclude that when the government of children and the increasing transgression of the borders of the field of education are discussed we should beware to take into consideration that too much of a focus on the form of education policies is referring the content of these policies to the background. In opposition to this I argue that if we want to come up with well-balanced solutions to the problems facing us in society today, we need both issues of form as well as content on the political agenda. Given current trends, I argue that there is a strong need to discuss notions of freedom, equality and responsibility in relation to the government of children and education.
Publisher Lärarutbildningen, Malmö högskola
Host/Issue Educare;2-3
ISSN 1653-1868
Pages 17-40
Language swe (iso)
Subject(s) children
welfare states
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences
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