The thesis focuses on the Public school system in Denmark, and the historic development producing it. The current policy process on education politics is characterized by opposing value systems and ideologies. On one hand, the neoliberal, individualistic values focusing on increased formal knowledge, testing and elite orientation. And on the other hand, the collectivistic values, concerning inclusion of children with special education needs, due to an increasing number of pupils with diagnosed disabilities or social difficulties. Inspired by the theories of the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu and his concepts of social rules and symbolic power in the constructed field, the main aim is to examine how attending children’s parents act differently in light of recent tendencies and to understand the social meaning of the conflicting positions.
|Educations||, (Bachelor/Graduate Programme) Graduate|
|Publication date||1 Apr 2011|