Success as equivalence: The Swedish case
2008 (English)In: Nordisk Pedagogik, ISSN 0901-8050, Vol. 28, no 3, 204-218 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article aims to conceptualize and investigate perceptions of success in two public schools in one school district. Are there similarities and differences in perceptions? And if so, what are they? Principals and teachers were interviewed and their responses were analyzed according to a national governing perspective and the concept of equivalence in particular. The findings show strong consensus within schools, but a remarkable distinction between schools. The main similarity between schools concerns success as good academic grades. The main difference concerns structure, culture and leadership. Critical questions are raised: How different can processes inside schools be, and still be considered successful as long as good academic results are produced? How differently can schools be led, and principals still be considered successful?
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: Universitetsförlaget , 2008. Vol. 28, no 3, 204-218 p.
education, principal, school, success, equivalence, Sweden
Research subject Education
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-21654OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-21654DiVA: diva2:211443
ProjectsStruktur, kultur, ledarskap- förutsättningar för framgångsrika skolor?