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Hederos, Jacob LU (2011) STVK01 20111
Department of Political Science
Abstract
There is a lot of discussions going on about employability, both in political propositions and educational policies. In some parts of the academic literature about this policy concept, some qualms have arisen about the excluding and unidirectional ways in which the representation of the concept is usually made. In the light of these misgivings, this study is conducted at the practical level of education.
Through a policy analysis focusing on the linguistic construction of implied problems, this essay tries to create a greater understanding of the effect that arises from the construction. The goal was to see how the problem, which called for an increasing level of employability, was represented in the local educational level of Lund... (More)
There is a lot of discussions going on about employability, both in political propositions and educational policies. In some parts of the academic literature about this policy concept, some qualms have arisen about the excluding and unidirectional ways in which the representation of the concept is usually made. In the light of these misgivings, this study is conducted at the practical level of education.
Through a policy analysis focusing on the linguistic construction of implied problems, this essay tries to create a greater understanding of the effect that arises from the construction. The goal was to see how the problem, which called for an increasing level of employability, was represented in the local educational level of Lund University.
The results were not as delimited as the literature-based preconception implied. There are some signs of the dominating representations, where the higher education is seen primarily as a utility maximizationer for the labor market. at the level of the interviewed directors of education(studierektorer). But the representation is not as dominant as in the literature and the studies of educational policies. The conceptual stretching of employability is being used, and the employable student-subject is filled with more than the dominant ideals of adaptability and conformability. Through a policy analysis focusing on the linguistic construction of implied problems, this essay tries to create a greater understanding of the effect that arises from the construction. The goal was to see how the problem, which called for an increasing level of employability, was represented in the local educational level of Lund University.
The results were not as delimited as the literature-based preconception implied. There are some signs of the dominating representations, where the higher education is seen primarily as a utility maximizationer for the labor market. at the level of the interviewed directors of education(studierektorer). But the representation is not as dominant as in the literature and the studies of educational policies. The conceptual stretching of employability is being used, and the employable student-subject is filled with more than the dominant ideals of adaptability and conformability. (Less)
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author
Hederos, Jacob LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Hur anställningsbarhet representeras vid Lunds universitet, och vilken effekt representationen får vid utformningen av utbildningen.
course
STVK01 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Universitetsförvaltning, Policyanalys, Problemrepresentation, Subjektivitet, Rationalitet, Bacchi, Flyvbjerg, Anställningsbarhet, Utbildningspolitik
language
Swedish
id
1968399
date added to LUP
2011-06-20 14:32:48
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2011-06-20 14:32:48
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  abstract     = {There is a lot of discussions going on about employability, both in political propositions and educational policies. In some parts of the academic literature about this policy concept, some qualms have arisen about the excluding and unidirectional ways in which the representation of the concept is usually made. In the light of these misgivings, this study is conducted at the practical level of education.
Through a policy analysis focusing on the linguistic construction of implied problems, this essay tries to create a greater understanding of the effect that arises from the construction. The goal was to see how the problem, which called for an increasing level of employability, was represented in the local educational level of Lund University.
The results were not as delimited as the literature-based preconception implied. There are some signs of the dominating representations, where the higher education is seen primarily as a utility maximizationer for the labor market. at the level of the interviewed directors of education(studierektorer). But the representation is not as dominant as in the literature and the studies of educational policies. The conceptual stretching of employability is being used, and the employable student-subject is filled with more than the dominant ideals of adaptability and conformability. Through a policy analysis focusing on the linguistic construction of implied problems, this essay tries to create a greater understanding of the effect that arises from the construction. The goal was to see how the problem, which called for an increasing level of employability, was represented in the local educational level of Lund University.
The results were not as delimited as the literature-based preconception implied. There are some signs of the dominating representations, where the higher education is seen primarily as a utility maximizationer for the labor market. at the level of the interviewed directors of education(studierektorer). But the representation is not as dominant as in the literature and the studies of educational policies. The conceptual stretching of employability is being used, and the employable student-subject is filled with more than the dominant ideals of adaptability and conformability.},
  author       = {Hederos, Jacob},
  keyword      = {Universitetsförvaltning,Policyanalys,Problemrepresentation,Subjektivitet,Rationalitet,Bacchi,Flyvbjerg,Anställningsbarhet,Utbildningspolitik},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Den anställningsbara studenten},
  year         = {2011},
}