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Den skillnadsskapande rättvisan: En analys av samtida diskursiva konstruktioner av jämställdhet i skola
Stockholm University of the Arts, Dance Pedagogy Department.
Stockholm University of the Arts, Dance Pedagogy Department.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper aims to examine discursive constructions of gender equality in one of the Swedish Government’s Official Reports, Flickor, pojkar, individer (SOU 2010:99), about gender equality in schools. We intend to shed new light on the possibilities and limitations of the concept of gender equality. Further we want to examine what implications the current discourses may have for teachers’ and students’ possibility for action and change. In the examined text we focus on the following questions: What ideas about sex and gender are assumed and recreated in the writings on gender equality? What is defined as a problem and what is left out? What opportunities are generated for gender equality in schools? We discovered that what is defined as gender equality issues, in the text, are based solely on measurable differences between the groups boys and girls. The way the groups are referred to as separate reproduces difference and consolidates a dichotomy between the sexes. We found that the desirable goal is to equalize the groups regarding school results, educational choices, health etc. without any attempt to problematize power relations and hierarchies between men and women. By ascribing norms and hierarchies to the surrounding society, the schools’ participation in maintaining and reproducing these norms is neglected. The report thus avoids discussing the causes of the problems, which leads to limiting the possibilities for teachers and students to bring about change.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , p. 78 s.
Keywords [en]
gender equity, school, gender, discourse
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Pedagogy Pedagogical Work Gender Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uniarts:diva-700OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uniarts-700DiVA, id: diva2:1415136
Educational program
Dance Pedagogy
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Arbetet är skrivet som ett samarbete med Lärarutbildningen, inom kompletterande utbildning (KUB) Karlstad Universitet i samarbete med Dans och cirkushögskolan

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