Logo: to the web site of Uppsala University

uu.sePublications from Uppsala University
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Rätt och moral: Meningar med skolämnet juridik på gymnasienivå
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1003-7304
2021 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)Alternative title
Law and morality : Meanings with the school subject law at upper secondary level (English)
Abstract [en]

The overall purpose of the dissertation is to identify discourses in law education at the upper secondary level. The studies include an analytical separation of epistemic, predefined knowledge from non-epistemic, moral meaning making. The studies are focused on the meaningful utterances about purposes, content and teaching methods that may be identified in previous research, curricula, teachers’ speech, textbooks and students’ final papers. 

The dissertation takes its departure in both legal and didactic theory. Theories offered by philosophy of law and sociology of law concerning the relationship between law and morality are of particular interest, along with curriculum theory and pragmatism. 

Pragmatic discourse analysis has been operationalized for the analyzes. The method starts with the identification and analyzes of meaningful utterances, which are synthesized into discourses. The method ends with reflection on conceivable consequences of the identified discourses. 

Five discourses about purposes of law education at the upper secondary level have been identified: (1) The social science discourse, (2) The private utility discourse, (3) The academic discourse, (4) The discourse about business purposes, and (5) The criminological discourse. 

A possible consequence of the most prominent academic and social science discourses is teaching in accordance with the progressivist and reconstructivist educational philosophies. Furthermore, a comprehensive central content in the syllabi for law in Gy11 means a re-establishment of the essentialist philosophy of education. 

Construction of the subject content in law by a model from sociology of law could make it possible to explicitly relate epistemic knowledge about legal problem-solving to non-epistemic moral meaning making. The model is based om different perspectives on legal questions, both legal and societal norms and practices.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2021. , p. 175
Series
Studia didactica Upsaliensia, ISSN 1654-8426 ; 10
Keywords [en]
Law education, upper secondary level, offered meanings, morality, legal problem-solving, discourse analysis, pragmatism
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Curriculum Studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-450344ISBN: 978-91-513-1261-3 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-450344DiVA, id: diva2:1584962
Public defence
2021-10-01, 10:K102 Eva Netzelius-salen, von Kraemers Allé 1, Uppsala, 13:15 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2021-09-10 Created: 2021-08-15 Last updated: 2023-03-13

Open Access in DiVA

UUThesis_Henriksson,M-L_2021(1458 kB)1244 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1458 kBChecksum SHA-512
9aa8158cb928c0a1aa542063ac261ae3c354ed9b520015842b1839ab03202b495790436e71a47db6366af30d85cb2b3f1f6b7802140edbfbfeb85cd53aafcacf
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf
Buy this publication >>

Authority records

Henriksson, Mona-Lisa

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Henriksson, Mona-Lisa
By organisation
Department of Education
Educational Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 1244 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

isbn
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

isbn
urn-nbn
Total: 1800 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf