Pedagogiken, gymnasieutbildningen och 1960-talets skolreformer – om reformhistoriebruk och en historia i andra hand
- Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy
This article deals with the history of the Swedish school reforms of the 1960 ́sand the use of that history within the field of educational science. I argue that this history mainly has focussed on the establishing of the 9-year compulsory school [grundskolan] and the stately initiated educational science research accompanying that process. The establishing of the upper secondary school [gymnasieskolan] has been less explored and less considered. I suggest four explanatory factors for the focus on the 9-year compulsory school reform: the emancipatory force of the reform, the quantitative size and its curriculum theoretical implications, and as a consequence of the preceding two, the historical importance both for education and for educational science. Finally, I call for a larger interest in the reform history of the upper secondary school and claim that it should be regarded as a part of the reform history of the 9-year school, not as a consequence of that history.