Institutional Settings and Civic Education: A Comparative Study of Different Types of Publicand Private Schools.Since the 1990s, the Swedish school systemhas become increasingly more diversified.Decentralization, the introduction ofprivate schools, the challenge of globalizationand increased ethnic diversity amongpupils have contributed to an increasingheterogeneity.This project analyses the prospects for civiceducation in different institutional settingsand contexts, in both public and privateschools. Using unique survey data1999 and 2009 we ask which effects differentinstitutional settings have on ”citizencompetences”, i.e. civic engagement, politicalefficacy, knowledge about democracyand political issues, and democratic valuesand tolerance.The project breaks down into three distinctbut interrelated parts. The first dealswith changes over time in young Swedes´civic competences. The second subprojectfocuses on the way and consequences when controversial issues aretaught in different schools and institutionalsettings. The third sub-project adds acomparative perspective by analyzing similaritiesand differences among young peopleand schools in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and England.
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP -- Statsvetenskap -- Statsvetenskap (exklusive studier av offentlig förvaltning och globaliseringsstudier) (hsv//swe)
SOCIAL SCIENCES -- Political Science -- Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies) (hsv//eng)