Folkeskolen i konkurrencestaten - en undersøgelse af konkurrencestatens indflydelse på nutidens folkeskoleelever

Pernille Kapp Nielsen, Kresten Dalegaard Hansen & Christina Skriver Klenø

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project takes its point of departure in Ove Kaj Pedersens theory of The Competitive State (Konkurrencestaten) and explores the extent to which the values and rationalities this entails has manifested themselves on a practical level – namely in the values that pupils in the Danish public school ascribes to their schooling. We scrutinize this through a qualitative study, consisting of focus group interviews with ninth grade pupils and an interview with an experienced teacher. In addition to this, we make use of Stefan Hermann and his analysis of the Danish public school. Throughout the analysis of the pupils’ statements, we find tendencies that both confirm and disconfirm the thesis proposed by Ove Kaj Pedersen. Finally, we discuss the theory of The Competitive State and the analytical findings in relation to a normative ideal of general education, proposed by Danish theologian and philosopher K. E. Løgstrup and organisational theoretician Steen Hildebrandt.

UddannelserSocialvidenskab, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato12 jun. 2013
VejledereKlaus Rasborg


  • Konkurrencestaten
  • Folkeskolen