Modernization of upper secondary school in Denmark: headmasters’ reform interpretations and constructions of students

Jakob Ditlev Bøje

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    Resumé

    The Danish upper secondary school is currently undergoing a hyper complex process of modernization where new organizational forms, teacher-student roles and principles of management are introduced. The process is set-off most directly by a new reform. This article explores the implementation of that reform by focusing on how it is interpreted locally and put into practice by the headmasters of two different schools. On the basis of that analysis the article discusses the consequences that different ways of interpreting and managing the reform might have for the students — how do they understand, recognize and execute the new pedagogical discourses and constructions of students that the headmasters are launching? The theoretical and methodological approach of the article is based on Basil Bernstein's sociology of education. Empirically the article draws on qualitative interviews with the headmasters under analysis.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftYoung
    Vol/bind16
    Udgave nummer1
    Sider (fra-til)89-109
    Antal sider20
    ISSN1103-3088
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 2008

    Emneord

    • Basil Bernstein
    • constructions of students
    • discourse
    • modernization
    • recontextualization
    • upper secondary school
    • young people

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