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Title [sv]
Segregation och integration. Genus, klass och medborgarskap i svenskt undervisningsväsende, ca 1800-1850
Title [en]
Segregation and integration. Gender, class and citizenship in the Swedish education system, ca. 1800-1850
Abstract [sv]
The project aims to analyse the importance of gender, class and citizenship in the development of education in Sweden, ca. 1800-1850. The project poses new questions about an important formative period in the history of education. By studying how established schools changed and new schools were developed and by analysing the processes of inclusion/exclusion of various groups or individuals depending on class or gender which took place in the schools, the project will contribute both to new knowledge about the development of the school system during up to 1850 and to a theoretical discussion of how gender, class and citizenship have been construed in various forms of teaching. The project consists of three strands: 1) Local education markets (Larsson) 2) Writing instruction for poor children (Karlsson Sjögren) and 3) Identity configuration in the rhetorical practices of schools (Rimm). The project addresses both qualitative and quantitative issues and uses a combination of different methods. In addition to material from the church archives, poor relief archives and various schools´ archives, the regular school reviews and education committees also left behind valuable material. The reasoning behind decisions, evaluations of teachers´ efforts, as well as epistemological and pedagogical considerations are analysed using conceptual and argumentation analysis. The rhetorical practices are analysed on the basis of central content-related aspects, such as doxa, exempla and topoi.
Principal InvestigatorKarlsson Sjögren, Åsa
Coordinating organisation
Umeå University
2014-01-01 - 2016-12-31
National Category
DiVA, id: project:1394Project, id: 2013-01228_VR

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