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Linking curriculum theory and linguistics: the performative use of 'equivalence' as an educational policy concept

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The linguistic turn has helped to create new methods within social and educational theory. This study draws attention to the constitutive force of political language and the performative dynamics of one essentially contested concept—equivalence—in Swedish educational policy at both the national and the local level. It illustrates the way in which different interpretations of the concept of equivalence produce different truths, the performative concept thereby becoming a way of advocating particular understandings of the purpose of education.
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Keywords: Sweden; educational policy; equivalence; linguistic turn; performativity

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2008-12-01

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