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ERIC Number: EJ1101079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1474-9041
Travelling Concepts in National Curriculum Policy-Making: The Example of Competencies
Nordin, Andreas; Sundberg, Daniel
European Educational Research Journal, v15 n3 p314-328 May 2016
In this paper we will address the impact of Europeanisation on national curriculum reforms with empirical reference to the Swedish compulsory school, and based on the concept of competence discuss the question of transnational curriculum convergence. The main interest is directed towards how the answers to the question of what counts as knowledge and skills are changing in national curricula. The analysis shows that the recent Swedish compulsory school reform converges to the broader European knowledge discourse on the underlying level of philosophical ideas, but also that several core concepts used in European policy texts are being reconceptualised and given a different meaning when recontextualised in the national arena.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: European Union; Sweden
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