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Author:
Rönnlund, Maria (Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies) (History and Education)
Title:
Elevinflytande i en skola i förändring
Department:
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies
Publication type:
Article in journal (Refereed)
Language:
Swedish
Place of publ.: Örebro Publisher: Örebro universitet
Status:
Published
In:
Utbildning och Demokrati(ISSN 1102-6472)
Volume:
22
Issue:
1
Pages:
65-83
Year of publ.:
2013
URI:
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-81126
Permanent link:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-81126
Subject category:
Pedagogical Work
Research subject:
educational work
Keywords(en) :
Students' influence, democratic schooling, democracy fostering, democratic competence
Abstract(en) :

‘Students’ influence’ is in curricula and policy documents presented as a legal right for students but also a means to foster students for future democratic citizenship in individual/collective and informal/formal influence processes in school. In this article, students’ influence in everyday practice is analyzed and discussed in relation to the various elements that constitute the concept, and to the structural changes that the Swedish school has undergone the last decades.  Drawing on results from an ethnographic study carried out in three Swedish lower secondary schools during one school year, the analysis shows that students and school staff to some extent represent different views on and different approaches to students’ influence, a condition that gives rise to tensions in everyday life and discontent among the students. Yet, the results suggest that active student participation in influence processes in certain forms and contexts, have fostering effects and provide students with participatory skills.

Available from:
2013-10-02
Created:
2013-10-02
Last updated:
2013-12-12
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