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Policy and Media Representations of ”Failing” Schools

PhD project In my thesis I aim to identify, analyze and problematize representations of so called “failing schools” in the Swedish national context in order to contribute to the understanding of education and school governance in a time of exceptional reform intensity.

I am interested in problem representations as a way of governing and how policy is legitimized by ways of depicting something as a ‘problem’

Head of project

Elin Stark
Associate professor
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Project overview

Project period:

Start date: 2012-09-01

Participating departments and units at Umeå University

Department of Political Science, Umeå School of Education

Project description

What are school problems represented to be? Who are the assumed heroes and villains? These are some of the issues I wish to address.

First supervisor: Linda Rönnberg
Second supervisor: Sara Carlbaum