Changing teacher education in Sweden: Using meta-ethnographic analysis to understand and describe policy making and educational changes

Dennis Beach, Carl Bagley, Anita Eriksson, Catarina Player-Koro

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Abstract

This article derives from policy ethnographic research on teacher-education change in Sweden concerning the development of a unified profession with a common professional-knowledge base. This was a social democratic government policy for teacher education from the 1950s up until 2007, when the newly elected right wing government turned away from unification and toward re-traditionalisation. Based on a meta-ethnographic analysis of the policy ethnographies the article illustrates resistance toward unification and raises critical questions concerning the intellectual foundations and integrity of reform processes. Attempts are also made to locate the disclosures in relation to international research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-167
JournalTeaching and Teacher Education
Volume44
Early online date19 Sep 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014

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