Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Medborgarskapande för ett nytt millennium: utbildning och medborgarfostran i 2000-talets Sverige.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Centre for Teaching and Learning in the Humanities (CeHum). Högskolan i Skövde.
Linköping University.
2014 (Swedish)In: Utbildning och Demokrati, ISSN 1102-6472, Vol. 23, no 2, 7-25 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Citizenship in the making for a new millenium – education and citizen formation in 21st century Sweden. The aim of this article is to analyse citizenship formation in Swedish education. In highlighting trends regarding the assignment of the educational system to provide for democratic citizenship there are certain depictions of citizenship prevail- ing. The first stresses an inward-looking and inward-feeling citizenship, characterizing the citizen as deliberative and emotional. The second stresses an inward-looking and outward-making citizenship, characterizing the citizen as entrepreneurial and willing. Here, democracy is portrayed as already achieved. This, we argue, is hazardous as society risk being pictured as apolitical and democratically ‘saturated’. This situation does not open up for democratic change to come into question as desirable or even possible. Put differently, it leaves us with the notion that things have to be as they are, as we are living in the best of worlds.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 23, no 2, 7-25 p.
Keyword [sv]
citizenship, citizenship formation, education, democracy, apolitical
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Subject Learning and Teaching
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-115092OAI: diva2:795635
Available from: 2015-03-16 Created: 2015-03-16 Last updated: 2015-03-20Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(128 kB)132 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 128 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other linksör%20ett%20nytt%20millennium.pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Olson, Maria
By organisation
Centre for Teaching and Learning in the Humanities (CeHum)
In the same journal
Utbildning och Demokrati
Social Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 132 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 342 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link