London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Nation-wide evaluation of the school subject History in the Swedish compulsory school 2003/2004

Author(s) Lars Berggren, Ph.D. and Roger Johansson, Ph.D  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2004  
Editor A. Ross, The Experience of Citizenship  
Language English  
Age group -  
This paper will focus on some aspects of citizenship and identity, using as its starting point a recent evaluation of the subject history in the Swedish compulsory school. In recent years the concept of citizenship has been a focus of discussion in the fields of both historical and sociological research. Researchers have contended that citizenship is not immutable nor something which necessarily applies to every person in a given geographical region. In fact, one must view citizenship as something that is constantly negotiated and renegotiated when society changes. Different forms of citizenship have also been researched ? legal, political, social and economic ? and how these relate to each other over different periods of time. It is important that the concept of citizenship also becomes a dynamic element in school education.

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