Syllabus for Current Transformations of Educational Systems

Samtida transformationer av utbildningssystem

A revised version of the syllabus is available.

Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 4PE118
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Educational Sciences A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2015-03-11
  • Established by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: week 35, 2015
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree corresponding to at least 180 credits, including at least 90 credits from a discipline pertaining to the social sciences or the humanities.
  • Responsible department: Department of Education

Decisions and guidelines

The course is part of the Master's Programme in Sociology of Education and the Master's Programme in Educational Sciences with a Specialisation in Sociology of Education. It can also be given as an independent course.

Learning outcomes

After completion of the course students are expected to be able to:

  • describe new modes of governance in education and analyse how they affect contemporary educational systems
  • compare the transformation of educational systems in different countries and analyse differences and similarities in structure, organisation and usage
  • analyse how the re-organisation of educational systems in terms of marketisation, privatisation, and internationalisation has changed the conditions for institutions, professions and social groups
  • give short oral presentations

Content

The course deals with contemporary transformations of educational systems in different countries. It focuses particularly on the emergence of new modes of governance, marketisation, privatisation and internationalisation and how these have changed the conditions for educational institutions, professions and social groups.

Instruction

Lectures, seminars and workshops.

Assessment

The assessment is based on oral and written assignments.

Syllabus Revisions

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 34, 2015

  • Abbott, Andrew Delano. The system of professions : an essay on the division of expert labor

    Enskede: TPB, 2008

    pp. 1-113

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Aspers, Patrik Markets

    2011

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Ball, Stephen Privatising education policy, privatising educational research

    Part of:

    Journal of education policy

    vol. 24 (2009) nr. 1 s. 83-99

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Evetts, J. Introduction: Trust and Professionalism: Challenges and occupational changes

    Part of:

    Current sociology

    vol. 54 (2006a) s. 515-531

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Fligstein, Neil; Dauter, Luke The Sociology of Market

    Part of:

    Annual review of sociology.

    (2007) nr. 33 s. 105-128

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Gewirtz, Sharon The managerial school : post-welfarism and social justice in education

    London: Routledge, 2002

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Goyette, Kimberly A.; Lareau, Annette Choosing homes, choosing schools

    New York, New York: Russell Sage Foundation, [2014]

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Lubienski, Christopher; Gulosino, Charisse; Weitzel, Peter School and Competitive Incentives : Mapping the Distribution of Educational Opportunities across Local Education Markets

    Part of:

    American journal of education

    vol. 8 (2009) nr. 4 s. 601-647

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Nowotny, Helga; Limoges, Camille; Gibbons, Michael New Production of Knowledge

    Sage Publications, 1994

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Josephson, Peter; Karlsohn, Thomas; Östling, Johan The Humboldtian tradition : origins and legacies

    Leiden: Brill, [2014]

    Chapter: Hasselberg, Ylva: "Reclaiming norms: The value of normative structures for the university as workplace and enterprise."

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Rider, Sharon; Hasselberg, Ylva; Waluszewski, Alexandra Transformations in Research, Higher Education and the Academic Market : The Breakdown of Scientific Thought

    Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2013

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Troman, Geoff The rise of the new professionals? : The structuring of primary teachers' work and professionalism.

    Part of:

    British journal of sociology of education.

    vol. 17 (1996) nr. 4 s. 473-487

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • van Zanten, Agnes A good match: appraising worth and estimating quality in school choice

    Part of:

    Beckert, Jens; Musselin, Christine Constructing quality : the classification of goods in markets

    Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013

    Find in the library

    Mandatory