Eleven i dokumenten : En textstudie om eleven i styrdokumenten ur ett individ- och grupperspektiv

by Partanen, Roger; Bobadilla, Carlos

Abstract (Summary)
Schools are controlled by several policy documents; these exist at national- local authorityandschool level. It is up to each local government to hold responsibility and maintain thegoals specified in the policy documents. The purpose of this essay is to study the texts thatcontrol schools and specific changes in the use of the term pupil throughout the policydocuments. The study focuses on the term pupil in the governing documents: SOU 1992:94,Lpf 94 and one sample school curriculum. The research method used is text analysiscomprising two specific branches: content analysis and discourse analysis. Using contentanalysis the term pupil can be seen in an individual and group perspective where the usage ofthe word shifts throughout the policy documents. In discourse analysis the term pupil changedmeaning from the top document SOU 1992:94 to the bottom document, school level. In SOU1992:94 the pupil is part of a group whereas in the school curriculum document the pupil isviewed as an individual. The conclusions that can be made from this study are in agreementwith Foucault’s view. The term pupil is used to regulate and standardise in both education andschool situations, and a more specific meaning of the word pupil can be seen in the schoolcurriculum than in the other two documents.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis



Date of Publication:01/31/2008

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