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Democracy and education in a multicultural Scandinavia: what mandate is designated to educators?

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This paper investigates how education legislation in Denmark, Norway and Sweden define democracy, especially in relation to a complex society with diverse linguistic, religious and cultural practices. What tasks are assigned to educators through education policy documents pertaining to democratic values? The analysis points out that the designated mandate is normative and emphasizes the political nature of education. Furthermore, there is room for improvement in democratic features of education systems in Scandinavia. Denne artikkelen undersøker hvordan lovverket og tilhørende regelverk i Danmark, Norge og Sverige definerer demokrati, spesielt relatert til et komplekst samfunn med ulike språk, religioner og kulturelle praksiser. Hvilke oppgaver relatert til demokratiske verdier er gitt til lærere gjennom de politiske dokumentene? Analysen viser at mandatet gitt er normativt og understreker utdanningens politiske natur. Videre er det rom for forbedring av de demokratiske aspektene i utdanningssystemene i Skandinavia.
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Keywords: Scandinavia; citizenship education; democracy; multicultural education

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Oslo University College, Faculty of Education and International Studies, N-0130 Oslo, Norway

Publication date: 01 June 2009

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