Neoliberalising adult education.

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    • Contributors:
      Göteborgs universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för sociologi och arbetsvetenskap; Gothenburg University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology and Work Science; Göteborgs universitet, Humanistiska fakulteten, Institutionen för kulturvetenskaper; Gothenburg University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Cultural Sciences
    • Publication Information:
      Published
    • Publication Information:
      Oxon & NY: Routledge, 2019.
    • Publication Date:
      2019
    • Abstract:
      By drawing on the example of how the largest study association in Sweden, the Workers’ Educational Association (ABF), successfully competed for and won a large share of adult education in Gothenburg in the early 2000s, this chapter illustrates how values previously central to ABF were reshaped. Traditionally, ABF connected to Swedish popular education traditions of ‘bildung’ and the free, broad development of knowledge searching among its participants. By entering the competition for winning bids within adult education, ABF had to reorganise in order to better adapt to the market conditions. It, therefore, created a shareholding company that would be responsible for the adult education they won through procurement in Gothenburg. This area of ABF’s activities thus had to work under the same conditions, with the same logic, as any other business, ideologically shifting the focus from a view of a broader ‘bildung’ to a narrower economic focus on employability. The chapter is based on a policy ethnography in courses for immigrants, where the researchers participated also in teaching practice. Theoretically, a narrative approach is used and especially the teachers' situation is discussed; their reflections on increased bureaucracy, to perform and demonstrate “measurable” results and difficulties in sticking to previous values and knowledge views.
    • Author Affiliations:
      Göteborgs universitet
      Institutionen för sociologi och arbetsvetenskap
      Gothenburg University
      Department of Sociology and Work Science
      Institutionen för kulturvetenskaper
      Department of Cultural Sciences
    • Accession Number:
      edsswe.oai.gup.ub.gu.se.278083
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      CARLSON, M. 1950; JACOBSSON, B. 1949. Neoliberalising adult education. In Dahlstedt, Magnus & Andreas Fejes (eds.) Neoliberalism and Market Forces in Education. Lessons from Sweden, [s. l.], p. 123–137, 2019. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsswe&AN=edsswe.oai.gup.ub.gu.se.278083. Acesso em: 24 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Carlson M 1950, Jacobsson B 1949. Neoliberalising adult education. In Dahlstedt, Magnus & Andreas Fejes (eds) Neoliberalism and Market Forces in Education Lessons from Sweden. January 2019:123-137. Accessed November 24, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsswe&AN=edsswe.oai.gup.ub.gu.se.278083
    • APA:
      Carlson, M. 1950, & Jacobsson, B. 1949. (2019). Neoliberalising adult education. In Dahlstedt, Magnus & Andreas Fejes (Eds.) Neoliberalism and Market Forces in Education. Lessons from Sweden, 123–137.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Carlson, Marie, 1950, and Bengt, 1949 Jacobsson. 2019. “Neoliberalising Adult Education.” In Dahlstedt, Magnus & Andreas Fejes (Eds.) Neoliberalism and Market Forces in Education. Lessons from Sweden, January, 123–37. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsswe&AN=edsswe.oai.gup.ub.gu.se.278083.
    • Harvard:
      Carlson, M. 1950 and Jacobsson, B. 1949 (2019) ‘Neoliberalising adult education’, In Dahlstedt, Magnus & Andreas Fejes (eds.) Neoliberalism and Market Forces in Education. Lessons from Sweden, pp. 123–137. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsswe&AN=edsswe.oai.gup.ub.gu.se.278083 (Accessed: 24 November 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Carlson, M 1950 & Jacobsson, B 1949 2019, ‘Neoliberalising adult education’, In Dahlstedt, Magnus & Andreas Fejes (eds.) Neoliberalism and Market Forces in Education. Lessons from Sweden, pp. 123–137, viewed 24 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Carlson, Marie, 1950, and Bengt, 1949 Jacobsson. “Neoliberalising Adult Education.” In Dahlstedt, Magnus & Andreas Fejes (Eds.) Neoliberalism and Market Forces in Education. Lessons from Sweden, Jan. 2019, pp. 123–137. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsswe&AN=edsswe.oai.gup.ub.gu.se.278083.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Carlson, Marie, 1950, and Bengt, 1949 Jacobsson. “Neoliberalising Adult Education.” In Dahlstedt, Magnus & Andreas Fejes (Eds.) Neoliberalism and Market Forces in Education. Lessons from Sweden, January 1, 2019, 123–37. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsswe&AN=edsswe.oai.gup.ub.gu.se.278083.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Carlson M 1950, Jacobsson B 1949. Neoliberalising adult education. In Dahlstedt, Magnus & Andreas Fejes (eds) Neoliberalism and Market Forces in Education Lessons from Sweden [Internet]. 2019 Jan 1 [cited 2020 Nov 24];123–37. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsswe&AN=edsswe.oai.gup.ub.gu.se.278083