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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
Other position

Project overview

Project period

Start date: 2012-09-01

Research subject

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