Spændingsfelterne mellem Grundtvig og konkurrencestaten på Ryslinge Efterskole

Marie Guldager Nielsen

Studenteropgave: Speciale


This thesis is an empirical study which outlay the complexity in the Danish free boarding schools between the founding father of the free schools in Denmark; N.F.S. Grundtvig, and the thoughts of the competitive state defined by Ove K. Pedersen. Data is collected at Ryslinge Boarding School, which have both aspects as part of their values and their project management education. An education which is mandatory for all he students at the school. In the thesis I discuss how these two can coexist at the same school and which tensions might occur through this meeting. Through the first chapters I explain how Ryslinge Boarding School is based on Grundtvig‘s thoughts on schools and also how they use the mindset from the competitive state as a part of their project management education. In the last part I discuss the tensions that occur between the two aspects when both of them exist at the school. In general it is a complex field where both the students and the teachers are influenced by both sets of values and act through these in positive and negative ways. I conclude that having a focus on competition and values from the competitive state might challenge some of the core values based on the mindset of Grundtvig. The school needs to consider these tensions and what the different sets of values mean to the students and the teachers. Also the school should be aware of how and what they communicate to teachers and students.

UddannelserPædagogik og Uddannelsesstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato31 jan. 2017
VejledereSøren Dupont


  • Projektledelse, iværksætteri, entreprenørskab, efterskole