Kan folkeskolen skabe social sammenhængskraft?

Diana Bengtsen & Rikke Bech Ziirsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project seeks to examine the existence and welfare of social cohesion in the Danish society. Furthermore we will discuss whether or not social cohesion can exist in a society that does not seem to prioritize the development of solidarity. Solidarity is claimed to be the social glue that binds the society together and is thus a central element in the constitution of social cohesion. It will be impossible for a society to develop and co-ordinate collective goals, without any form of solidarity that can unite individuals. The Danish system of public schools – folkeskolen – is a significant institution in Danish society and has played an important role in educating pupils to become citizens that feel solidarity with people unlike themselves. However, the solidarity seems to be under pressure due to rapid changes in the late modern society. The question then becomes how society will maintain a foundation of social cohesion if it fails to unfold solidarity between different groups in the society. We believe this requires a new understanding of solidarity, which is able to exist in the late modern society. We argue that such solidarity must contain elements of recognition and justice in order to function in the late modern society, and in order to ensure the social cohesion in the Danish society.

UddannelserSocialvidenskab, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato17 jul. 2014
VejledereThomas P. Boje


  • Social kapital
  • Fællesskab
  • folkeskolen
  • sammenhængskraft
  • solidaritet