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Modern upbringning: schooling and discipline between the past and the future 1820-2010
Swedish Research Council - Vetenskapsrådet (VR)
The aim of the project is to analyse conceptions of discipline in schools in the period of 1820-2010. Three main questions are asked 1) How has ideas on school discipline changed? 2) How has ideas on school discipline been based on conceptions of tradition and of the future? 3) How can changes and continuity in conceptions of school discipline be accounted for? Theories of modernity provide a point of departure, especially the discussion of tradition in modern societies. Norbert Elias theory of the civilisation process will also be used. The project is based on a vast empirical material, but each study will be based on one or two empirical types that will be in the center. The project contains four main studies, where 1-2 deal with “external” discipline, and 3-4 with “internal” discipline. The first study analyses ideas of rewards and punishments in handbooks for teachers. The second deals with the shifting methods for surveillance as described in handbooks for teachers. The third study investigates the changing ideas of consciousness, and is based on handbooks and textbooks in Kristendomskunskap and Livskunskap. The fourth study is a case study on the idea of “self-steering” and will primarily focus on a summer camp for a grammar school.
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