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  • Up to Children in Rainbow Families to Explain Their Background

    [19 Sep 2018] Schools and other institutions such as churches and children's sport clubs have limited know-how about how to deal with children growing up in rainbow families. According to a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, the task of informing about and explaining non-normative sexuality, transgender identity and queer family ties is instead left up to the children themselves.

  • Female Elite Gymnasts Vulnerable to Violence

    [31 Jan 2018] Female elite gymnasts are particularly vulnerable to violence, says Associate Professor Natalie Barker-Ruchti. 'This is partly because most gymnasts are young girls and partly because elite gymnastics is characterised by an authoritarian coaching style and a tradition of teaching the young athletes to be submissive and not complain about things', she says.

  • Changed Value System in the Wake of School Reforms

    [6 Dec 2017] The so-called first teacher reform from 2013 can be considered an indirect response to the debate concerning the declining performance of Swedish schools. According to a study from the University of Gothenburg, many Swedish teachers feel that the reform has made teacher relations less egalitarian and more hierarchical. Also due to the reform, the so-called lead teachers, who had their position legitimised by their colleagues, have been replaced with first teachers, who in contrast are mainly considered an extension of the school management.

  • People With Disabilities Mentioned But Remain Invisible in Textbooks

    [29 Nov 2017] School textbooks serve an important role in ensuring inclusive education. However, research from the University of Gothenburg shows that people with disabilities are largely invisible in the books.

  • New Master's Programme in Education for Sustainable Development

    [28 Nov 2017] Next autumn, the University of Gothenburg will launch a new international Master's programme in education for sustainable development. The programme will focus on how education can become an effective tool in the work to promote sustainable development.

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