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Daniel Alvunger

Senior lecturer, Pro-dean
Department of Education and Teachers' Practice Faculty of Social Sciences
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I am prodean for the Board of Teacher Education and a teacher and researcher in Education. The main parts of my teaching are within the upper secondary teacher programme and the vocational teacher programme where I teach educational history (with an emphasis on vocational educational history), curriculum theory and didactics, vocational learning and development work an evaluation. I am part of the research group SITE (Studies in Curriculum, Teaching and Evaluation) and my research concerns issues within the field of curriculum studies with particular focus on the complex and intertwined relations between transnational educational policy, national reforms and the implications of these within local school contexts. One reform I am especially interested in is the career services for teachers reform that 2013 introduced lecturers and "first-teachers" in the Swedish school. I studied this reform in the project 'Follow-up research on the career services for teachers reform – co-operation for school improvement between school and university'. This project also illustrates my interest in factors and processes for curriculum innovation and development. Another research project I have been involved in is 'Understanding curriculum reforms. A theory-based evaluation of the new Swedish curriculum for compulsory school 2011, (Lgr11)'. Currently I am involved in the research project 'Exploring the elusive teaching gap - Equity and knowledge segregation in teaching processes'. Parallel to studies of educational reforms I also look into leadership research and VET research, e.g. how knowledges and values for teaching and learning are emphasised within VET, policy changes, organisation of VET and models for the intersection between working-life and school. 

A relatively large part of my work is co-operation with municipalities and international institutions. I am also advisor to authorities in questions regarding educational reforms (National Agency for Education and the Swedish Agency for Public Management).


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