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Teacher - status - profession. A rethorical analysis of journal articles related to teachers situation in the 1960s and 2010s

By Marianne Agelin-Skårstedt


The aim with this study is to investigate how the role of the teacher has changed and how society has influenced the teachers' situation in the 1960s and 2010s, with a focus on teaching in secondary school. Starting in the late 1980s when the concept of profession was introduced to the Swedish teachers, many claim that a deprofessionalization for teachers started at this time. Others say that already in the 1960s, the teachers status in the society started to decrease. The method I have used is a rethorical analysis of articles in Swedish Teacher Union Journals. I have also availed myself of one article in the newspaper and articles in online magazines. The rethorical analysis aims to investigate whether the articles give an enthusiastic or dystopian approach to the teaching role, in a similar way as Thomas Karlsohn have used the concepts

Topics: Teacher's personality, Teacher's role, Prefessionalism, Autonomy, Swedish Teacher Union Journals, Education Society, Municipalyzation
Year: 2015
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