EUD-reformen... WHAT'S NEXT?

Mette Marie Høgenhaven Mouritsen & Eva Engel Wallin

Studenteropgave: Speciale


This study concentrates on the governance paradigms and resources used in the politics in and after the latest VET reform and how this policy design affects schools internally. The study’s title “EUD-reformen... WHAT’S NEXT?” refers to both the overall focus of the study which is the latest vocational reform and the following policies, but also to the inherent case study, which is a study of the combination school NEXT. The study is designed around Leavitt’s diamond model and consists of two main analytical sections. The first analysis is of the theoretical surroundings and adopts a focus on the policies in themselves, which is analyzed through qualitative theoretical coding with governance paradigms and Hood & Margetts’ NATO model. The analysis of political documents finds that there is a shift from the policies in the reform being mainly inspired by Old Public Administration, New Public Management and the authoritarian resource. The policies after the reform tend to be more shaped by New Public Governance and the resource of nodality, while the New Public Management influence is more constant. The second analytical section focuses on Leavitt’s idea of the variables for change inside an organization and the study therefore deducts an extreme case analysis of the VET school NEXT. The empiri consist of interviews with directors from the organization and the analysis in itself is inductive. The section finds that the reform has coerced NEXT to rethink their school and several improving effects had spired from this. At the same time, there is evidence that some of the New Public Management policies lead to unintentional effects. This section concludes that the negative unintended effects arrive due to government and labour markets partners’ understanding of the schools nature and motivation, which leads to flawed policy designs. The study concludes that there are some overall patterns which are applicable to more schools than NEXT. First of all the VET schools experience a very tight economic situation and the top-down policies are mainly New Public Management regulated. Second of all, there are unintended effects due to this regulation, which commands an innovation in the administrative thinking if the school wants to prevent this. Thirdly the actors designing VET policies needs to be more considerate of whom they are planning for, for the solutions to work ideally.

UddannelserForvaltning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato21 dec. 2018
Antal sider117
VejledereTina Øllgaard Bentzen


  • Erhvervsuddannelser
  • VET
  • Reform
  • Styring
  • NATO
  • Styringsparadigmer
  • New Public Governance
  • New Public Management
  • Old Public Administration
  • Apprenticeship
  • Casestudy
  • Leavitt
  • Ikke intenderede effekter
  • Perversiteter