New public management och den svenska gymnasieskolan
: En ideologikritisk analys av Gy11-reformen kopplat till organisationskonceptet new public management

  • Elin Björklund
  • Calle A. Lindskoug

    Student thesis: Master, one year


    The purpose of this ideology critical study is to investigate the hidden content in the reform Gy11 and compare it with the concept new public management. After the clarification of the hidden content, we compare the structure of the organization in Swedish high schools with the structure in public sector called new public management. The main questions of this study are the following: Is it possible to see the foundation of new public management in the Swedish high schools when it comes to the views of knowledge and the formation of goals? Which similarities can we find when we look at the organization new public management and the Swedish high school?

    The result showed many similarities, both regarding the views of knowledge and the formations of goals. The structure of new public management has been largely implemented in the Swedish high schools and the schools now focus more on instrumental knowledge rather than universal knowledge based on understanding.

    This is not surprising due to the social progress. In a society where instrumental knowledge is requested with the purpose of being sold on the market, schools are transforming the knowledge that is being taught as well. We have arrived in a society where individuals grow instead of the collective.

    Date of Award2015-Jun-16
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorPeter Gustavsson (Supervisor) & Staffan Stranne (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Teacher Education

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Political Science (506)


    • school
    • new public management
    • ideology critics
    • gy11
    • structure
    • individual
    • instrumental

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