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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.

  • Teacher education programme of 'high quality'

    [13 Nov 2017] The Swedish Higher Education Authority has carried out a pilot assessment of eight teacher education programmes in Sweden. One evaluated programme was the University of Gothenburg¿s programme for the next generation of teachers specialising in grades 4-6, which was deemed to be of 'high quality'. This means that the assessment of this particular programme has been completed, and thus it will not be included in the regular programme evaluation in March 2018.

  • Adult Education in Sweden: an Envolving Field

    [8 Nov 2017] Adult education has long been considered a second chance for people to gain education and decent employment opportunities. However, the nature of adult education has changed since the turn of the century. Today, it is mainly centred around specialised skills-oriented courses aimed to help people return to the labour market after an unemployment spell or health problems, or to facilitate integration of refugees.

  • Graduation Ceremony in October

    [25 Oct 2017] On 13 October, the Faculty of Education arranged its third annual graduation ceremony.

  • Science on Ice With Frölunda Indians

    [10 Oct 2017] Better practices and game scores by using science and evidence-based knowledge. This is the goal of team video analyst Erik Lignell¿s PhD project at the University of Gothenburg.

  • New PhD student at the graduate School in Educational Science

    [15 Sep 2017] Since the start in 2005, the graduate school at the Centre for Education Science and Teacher Research at the University of Gothenburg has graduated 63 doctoral students. In late August, nine new PhD candidates, who had been selected among 83 applicants, commenced their studies.

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