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Who gains?: Sociological parameters for obtaining high grades in physical education
Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan, GIH, Institutionen för idrotts- och hälsovetenskap. University of Gävle.ORCID-id: 0000-0003-4225-2014
2018 (engelsk)Inngår i: Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy, ISSN 2002-0317, nr 1, s. 48-60Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to investigate factors contributing to higher grades in Swedish physical education (PE) by analysing register data from the Swedish National Agency for Education for all students graduating from compulsory school in 2014 (n = 95,317). The results show that the chances of gaining a high grade in PE are affected by (in decreasing order) migration background, parents’ education, attending an independent or a municipally operated school and gender, and that this also holds true after controlling for the other background factors. The results also show that PE grade differences between boys and girls are bigger in the group that moved to Sweden after school start than in the group that had lived in Sweden since school start. In addition, the results point to substantial inequalities between students with a combination of the highest odds and those with a combination of the lowest odds. Bernstein’s concept of the pedagogic device is used to discuss ways of understanding what knowledge becomes valued in PE and which groups have better possibilities to assimilate this valued knowledge.

sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
2018. nr 1, s. 48-60
Emneord [en]
Assessment, Bernstein, equity, school marketization, standards-based grading
HSV kategori
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Samhällsvetenskap/Humaniora
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URN: urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-4711DOI: 10.1080/20020317.2018.1440112OAI: oai:DiVA.org:gih-4711DiVA, id: diva2:1064757
Merknad

At the time of Lena Svennberg's dissertation the article was submitted.

Tilgjengelig fra: 2017-01-13 Laget: 2017-01-13 Sist oppdatert: 2018-10-31bibliografisk kontrollert
Inngår i avhandling
1. Grading in physical education
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2017 (engelsk)Doktoravhandling, med artikler (Annet vitenskapelig)
Abstract [en]

In the thesis the aim is to investigate different aspects of what teachers value when grading in Swedish physical education (PE) and to analyses how sociological background factors impact students’ grades. Grades in PE have included aspects other than those prescribed in the grading criteria, for instance motivation and effort. Teachers sometimes find their value-setting difficult to articulate and refer to a “gut feeling”. In order to explore both explicit and implicit forms of value-setting, the Repertory Grid interview technique is employed.

The thesis includes four sub-studies, three interview studies with Swedish PE teachers and a fourth study based on registry data from the Swedish National Agency for Education. The data of all students leaving nine-year compulsory school in 2014 (n=95317) is analysed to explore how sociological background factors, such as migration background, parents’ education, school provider and gender, affect PE grades.

The results reveal aspects of grading that are not detectable in the official description of the grading assignment and highlight problems that teachers need to address when grading. Four themes are discerned in the teachers’ grading practices: motivation, knowledge, confidence and social skills. The implementation of a new national curriculum with specified knowledge requirements seems to improve the alignment with the national criteria, but there is still a gap between policy and practice. The knowledge requirements for movement are often interpreted as performances in competitive sports, even if the teachers try to find other interpretations. The odds ratio for getting a higher grade in PE is greater for the variables migration background and parents’ education than for the other investigated variables. The concepts formulated by Bernstein are applied to explore the relations between teachers’ grading practices and cultural and political influences and to discuss how the tensions between different interests could affect teachers’ grading.

The conclusion is that the gap between policy and practice confirmed in this study is related to tensions between the interests and purposes of different agents, all of whom strive to influence steering documents and practice. Cultural and political influences need to be considered and facilitate discussions about how to understand which knowledge is valued in PE and who has better possibilities to assimilate it.

sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan, GIH, 2017
Serie
Avhandlingsserie för Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan ; 08
Emneord
physical education, assessment, movement qualities, criterion referenced, standards-based grading, internalised grading, gut-feeling, equity, Bernstein, Repertory Grid
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Samhällsvetenskap/Humaniora
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-4715 (URN)978-91-980862-9-4 (ISBN)
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2017-02-17, Aulan, Lidingövägen 1, Stockholm, 13:00 (engelsk)
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Tilgjengelig fra: 2017-01-13 Laget: 2017-01-13 Sist oppdatert: 2018-01-16bibliografisk kontrollert

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