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Infrias brukarstyrelsernas demokratilöften? - en komparativ fallstudie om brukarstyrelser i grundskolor

Berg, Ylva (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This thesis examines and evaluates user boards in Swedish public schools from a democratic perspective. In order to evaluate whether the democratic values are fulfilled five different democratic ideals are selected to serve as a theoretical fundament. These ideals derive from the Swedish Government Official Reports that preceded the reform of user boards in schools, and are identified as the following: participation, dialogue, trust, democratic schooling and influence. The study is based on cases and involves two schools with user boards and two comparative schools with informal parental influence, so called school advisory boards. The study concludes that the main difference between the two types of parental influence is the level of... (More)
This thesis examines and evaluates user boards in Swedish public schools from a democratic perspective. In order to evaluate whether the democratic values are fulfilled five different democratic ideals are selected to serve as a theoretical fundament. These ideals derive from the Swedish Government Official Reports that preceded the reform of user boards in schools, and are identified as the following: participation, dialogue, trust, democratic schooling and influence. The study is based on cases and involves two schools with user boards and two comparative schools with informal parental influence, so called school advisory boards. The study concludes that the main difference between the two types of parental influence is the level of formality. The formal character of the user boards provides the parents in those with more possibilities to influence their schools, than parents in advisory boards. However, the parents in the user boards do not use their influence to the extent that they are allowed to. (Less)
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author
Berg, Ylva
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
brukarstyrelse, brukarinflytande, skolråd, försöksverksamhet, grundskolor, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1324193
date added to LUP
2007-01-09
date last changed
2007-01-30
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  abstract     = {This thesis examines and evaluates user boards in Swedish public schools from a democratic perspective. In order to evaluate whether the democratic values are fulfilled five different democratic ideals are selected to serve as a theoretical fundament. These ideals derive from the Swedish Government Official Reports that preceded the reform of user boards in schools, and are identified as the following: participation, dialogue, trust, democratic schooling and influence. The study is based on cases and involves two schools with user boards and two comparative schools with informal parental influence, so called school advisory boards. The study concludes that the main difference between the two types of parental influence is the level of formality. The formal character of the user boards provides the parents in those with more possibilities to influence their schools, than parents in advisory boards. However, the parents in the user boards do not use their influence to the extent that they are allowed to.},
  author       = {Berg, Ylva},
  keyword      = {brukarstyrelse,brukarinflytande,skolråd,försöksverksamhet,grundskolor,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Infrias brukarstyrelsernas demokratilöften? - en komparativ fallstudie om brukarstyrelser i grundskolor},
  year         = {2006},
}