Ung i en uddannelsestid

Maja Frederiksen, Sigrid Stilling Nelleberg & Sebastian Bjerril

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The aim of this paper is to explore the motivation behind the wish of 9th grade pupils for further education. On the basis of primary school history and changes in the aim of education, it appears that the aim of the primary school has changed in the period going from the Nation state to the Competitive state, as it is currently described by Ove Kaj Pedersen. The study is deeply rooted in the interactionism, a theoretical perspective that derives social processes from the human interaction between interviewer and respondent. The construction of qualitative interviews, questionnaires and the perceptivity of the pupils self-written reflections about adulthood life, show how the pupils try to keep a particular narrative going. This allows a detailed empirical insight that is based on Anthony Giddens concept of self-identity, which opens up to see how education accumulates value to their self-identity. On the basis of Luc Boltanskis economies of worth it becomes possible to examine how they relate to the worths when they articulate their motivation for further education. The study concludes that while the pupils 'personal narrative primarily relate to the worths of project and domestic, they slightly mention the worth of market while neither the worth of inspired or the worth of civic are reflected in the students' narrative.

UddannelserSocialvidenskab, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato31 jul. 2014
VejledereSusanne Klausen


  • Selvidentitet
  • folkeskolen
  • motivation
  • retfærdighedsregimer
  • Boltanski
  • konkurrencestaten
  • projektsamfundet
  • Giddens