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Daniel Alvunger

Senior lecturer
Department of Education and Teachers' Practice Faculty of Social Sciences
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I am chairman of the education board for the vocational teacher education programme and mostly teach within this education. My fields concern the history of vocational education and schooling in general, curriculum studies, professional learning, vocational didactics, development work and research methodology, philosophy of science with focus on skill and epistemology of practice. My research concerns curriculum studies and issues about knowledges and values for learning in VET, policy changes, leading and management of vocational educations and models for the interaction between school and work-life (focus on upper secondary school). Another main field for me is factors and processes for school improvement, organisational development in general terms and different methods for learning and development within professions. At the present I am leading and conducting research within the project "Follow-Up Research on the Enactment of the Career Services for Teachers Reform - Co-operation for School Improvement between School and University". The aim is to examine, evaluate and analyse management, organisation and resultsof the reform in a number of municipalities (Kalmar, Ängelholm, Vetlanda, Nässjö och Växjö). Apart from a mapping of how the reform is enacted the purpose is to identify development strategies that underpins sustainable improvement processes and results for teachers and pupils. Conclusions are drawn concerning the impact of the reform for the municipalities and schools on-going quality work. The project period is Spring 2014 to Summer 2016. Another research project is "Understanding Curriculum Reforms - A Theory-Oriented Evaluation of the Swedish Curriculum Reform LGR11". Within this project analyses of classroom teaching and interviews with teachers and pupils regarding how the curriculum is achieved is performed. The project enda January 2017. A relatively large part of my work is co-operation with municipalities and international institutions. I am also Senior advisor to authorities in questions regarding educational reforms (Statskontoret).


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