publication . Article . 2013

The Curriculum as a Governing Instrument – A Comparative Study of Finland and Norway

Christina Elde Mølstad; Sven-Erik Hansén;
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  • Published: 06 Dec 2013 Journal: Education Inquiry (issn: 2000-4508, eissn: 2000-4508, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Education Inquiry
Abstract
Traditionally, the Nordic curriculum has been viewed as a document with school subjects in focus. This article reports on how two national curricula function as instruments for governing education and explores the possible differences in how national curricula govern education. This investigation was carried out by researching curricula for compulsory schools in Norway (2006) and Finland (2004). In Norway, the governing that emphasises output mechanisms is compared to Finland where the governing is distributed in a more intricate manner at three identified levels. All three levels in the hierarchical legal levels (Act, Regulation and circular letters) are direct...
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free text keywords: curriculum; governing instrument; Norway; Finland; comparative research, Curriculum development, Pedagogy, Political science, Compulsory education, Curriculum, Legitimacy, National curriculum, Comparative education, Power structure, Comparative research
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publication . Article . 2013

The Curriculum as a Governing Instrument – A Comparative Study of Finland and Norway

Christina Elde Mølstad; Sven-Erik Hansén;