Academization of Danish semi-professionals: - how and with what consequences?

Jakob Ditlev Bøje

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    Academization is a phenomenon which plays an increasing role in the training programmes for the semi-professions. In Denmark academization has been researched from a predominantly student perspective, as an analysis of how abstract forms of knowledge dominate competencies for care and nursing among female students. This article examines academization as a discursive
    phenomenon. It shows how academization has been produced through historical developments of the educational policies surrounding the semiprofessional schools. Furthermore, the article discusses what consequences academization may have as a knowledge/power structure for the production and repression of professional identities.
    Translated title of the contributionAkademisering af danske semi-professionelle: - hvordan og med hvilke konsekvenser?
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalNordic Studies in Education
    Issue number2
    Pages (from-to)84-97
    Number of pages14
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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