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Katarina Samuelsson

SENIOR LECTURER

Department of Education and Special
Education
Visiting address
Västra Hamngatan 25
41117 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 300
40530 Göteborg

About Katarina Samuelsson

I finished my dissertation Teachers' work in restructuring times - On contextual influences for collegiality and professionality in 2019 and work as a lecturer at IPS.

The research in my thesis is situated in the intersection of teachers’ work and the social contexts of education (Lundgren, 1983). It departs from an interest in societal and contextual conditions for teachers’ work and is to be understood as a criticism of a focus on teachers as individuals and a simplification of teachers’ work, sometimes met in research and in policy. It also departs from a questioning of who has the right to problematize teachers’ work. I explore how teachers deal as agents with changes in governance/steering in an era of educational restructuring through three sub-studies. In these sub-studies responses to steering in different social contexts of education (Lundgren, 1983) and institutional logics in accordance with Freidson (2001) are analyzed.