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After decentralization: delimitations and possibilities within new fields

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The shift from a centralized to a decentralized school system can be seen as a solution to an uncertain problem. Through analysing the displacements in the concept of equivalence within Sweden's decentralized school system, this study illustrates how the meaning of the concept of equivalence shifts over time, from a more collective target achievement for the educational system as a whole to a more individually interpreted goal-fulfilment.

Keywords: Sweden; curriculum research; discourse analysis; educational policy; equal education; pragmatics

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: December 1, 2008

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