Is there more than just symbolic statements?: Gender equality as part of Swedish state educational politics
2005 (English)In: Tidskrift för lärarutbildning och forskning, ISSN 1404-7659, no 3, 103-130 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Sweden is, in terms of gender equality, a country with an international reputation as a progressive country. This paper reports on an analysis of gender equality as part of Swedish state educational politics with a special focus on early years’ education. The first part of the paper is an introduction while the second part concentrates on the documentary analysis itself with the focal point being the period 1994–2004. The Swedish version of gender equality, jämställdhet, is visible in policy statements in different documents. Some statements are in line with more feminist interpretations while the formulations in the legally binding documents tend to be more open-ended. Concrete state measures aimed at achieving gender equality are generally more limited. Two stable foci are: getting more male staff into early years’ education and more girls into science and engineering. The mid 1990s onwards saw an increased emphasis on early years’ education and on gender equality.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Fakultetsnämnden för lärarutbildning vid Umeå universitet , 2005. no 3, 103-130 p.
gender equality, preschool, state educational politics
Research subject Education
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-36952OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-36952DiVA: diva2:356880