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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. 

Teaching

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 and evaluation.

Research

My research is focused on the following areas:

  • Education policy and curriculum making as social practice, i.e. the relationship between transnational education policy, national educational reforms and implications in local school and teaching contexts. On local arenas, it concerns teachers’ professional agency and how teachers interpret, transform and enact the curriculum in practice and how different forms of knowledge are expressed in teaching.
  • The knowledge base and organisation of teacher education, for example partly how different discourses shape and frame the understanding of the teaching profession and how various actors make meaning of the content of teacher education, partly how empirically oriented analyses can be used to develop teacher education practice.
  • Leadership theory (teacher leadership) and school development– leadership practice and relations between different actors involved in local school development work, primarily school leaders and teacher leaders, and sub-systems in the local school organisation.

I am part of the research group SITE (Studies in Curriculum, Teaching and Evaluation) at Linnæus University but also engaged in various international networks and contexts:

  • Associate editor of The Curriculum Journal (run by British Educational Research Association)
  • Network 3 Curriculum in European Educational Research Association
  • Member in General Council Committe for European Association of Curriculum Studies, EuroACS

Commissions

A 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).

Publications

Article in journal (Refereed)

Conference paper (Refereed)

Chapter in book (Refereed)

Collection (editor) (Refereed)

Chapter in book (Other academic)

Report (Other academic)