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Swedish School-age Educare in the new Curriculum

PhD project Swedish leisure-time education, which more than 450 000 children are attending, is a complement to primary school education, and organized to take place before and after the school day.

Swedish leisure-time education has traditionally been governed by the same curriculum as compulsory school without any specific formulations which relate to leisure-time education. However, in 2016 a new section was introduced with text that clarifies its aims and central content in relation to compulsory education, and in which 'education' got a wider definition, implying that care, development and learning should be seen as a whole.

Head of project

Maria Norqvist
Associate professor

Project overview

Project period:

2016-09-01 2022-09-30

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Applied Educational Science Research, Umeå School of Education

Research area

Educational sciences

Project description

My research project will focus on Swedish leisure-time centers and right now my plan is to study how the new version of the curriculum is implemented and what impact it can have on the education in the leisure-time centers. 

Latest update: 2018-11-08