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"Mänskliga rättigheter, alltså - för vem?" : en intervjustudie med lärarstudenter om att undervisa om mänskliga rättigheter

Stern Olsson, Marie LU (2015) MRSG31 20142
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
Even though human rights and human rights education are generally viewed as something worth achieving, unfortunately the extent of which human rights is implemented in education in the Swedish school system is a poorly researched area. This study sets out to change that and to discover the ideas and reflections upon human rights as a subject of four pre-service upper secondary school social science teachers as well as the influence provided thereupon by teacher training and the curriculum. Through semi-structured interviews, and with the help of Katarina Norberg's theory considering personal values and experiences as a stronger influence on the contents of education than the curriculum, interesting conclusions were reached. The results... (More)
Even though human rights and human rights education are generally viewed as something worth achieving, unfortunately the extent of which human rights is implemented in education in the Swedish school system is a poorly researched area. This study sets out to change that and to discover the ideas and reflections upon human rights as a subject of four pre-service upper secondary school social science teachers as well as the influence provided thereupon by teacher training and the curriculum. Through semi-structured interviews, and with the help of Katarina Norberg's theory considering personal values and experiences as a stronger influence on the contents of education than the curriculum, interesting conclusions were reached. The results showed a very positive attitude towards human rights among the pre-service teachers and a strong desire to incorporate them in their future teaching. However, in accordance with the theory, the reasons behind this inclination were neither their previous education nor the guidelines provided by the curriculum. Finally, problems arising from these conclusions were discussed. For example a disaccord arose between the objectivity required in the work of people employed by the state and the conclusion that the work of teachers is indeed influenced by personal interests. (Less)
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Stern Olsson, Marie LU
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MRSG31 20142
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L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
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Human rights education, HRE, teaching, educators, pre-service teachers, curriculum, motivation, personal values, teacher training, Sweden.
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Swedish
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4933225
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2015-02-12 17:21:36
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  abstract     = {Even though human rights and human rights education are generally viewed as something worth achieving, unfortunately the extent of which human rights is implemented in education in the Swedish school system is a poorly researched area. This study sets out to change that and to discover the ideas and reflections upon human rights as a subject of four pre-service upper secondary school social science teachers as well as the influence provided thereupon by teacher training and the curriculum. Through semi-structured interviews, and with the help of Katarina Norberg's theory considering personal values and experiences as a stronger influence on the contents of education than the curriculum, interesting conclusions were reached. The results showed a very positive attitude towards human rights among the pre-service teachers and a strong desire to incorporate them in their future teaching. However, in accordance with the theory, the reasons behind this inclination were neither their previous education nor the guidelines provided by the curriculum. Finally, problems arising from these conclusions were discussed. For example a disaccord arose between the objectivity required in the work of people employed by the state and the conclusion that the work of teachers is indeed influenced by personal interests.},
  author       = {Stern Olsson, Marie},
  keyword      = {Human rights education,HRE,teaching,educators,pre-service teachers,curriculum,motivation,personal values,teacher training,Sweden.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Mänskliga rättigheter, alltså - för vem?" : en intervjustudie med lärarstudenter om att undervisa om mänskliga rättigheter},
  year         = {2015},
}