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Health education and citizenship - from democratic politics to individual responsibility?
Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Centrum för lärande, kultur och samhälle (CLKS), Lärande, Profession och Samhällsutveckling.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7643-1355
Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Centrum för lärande, kultur och samhälle (CLKS), Språk, kultur och samhälle.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7810-7911
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

According to previous research health is, in contemporary western societies, seen as an increasingly non-political issue. Rather than being at the centre of collective decision-making and democratic politics, health is more and more regarded as resting on individual responsibility. In our study we address the question of health education in schools as well as the question of citizenship. Our study consists of two parts. Firstly, we analyse whether health is portrayed as a political or non-political issue in teaching material, that is, whether health is regarded as a governmental or as an individual issue. Secondly, and informed by the results from our analyse, we dissect and problematize what kind of citizen (citizenship) that is constructed in teaching material. Our empirical data consists of Swedish textbooks for secondary and upper-secondary school in three school subjects’ biology, home economics and physical education and health. Our preliminary results are that the issue of health is quite strictly de-politicized and regarded as the responsibility of the individual, which not only corroborates previous research on health and citizenship. It also reinforces the currently predominant construction of the individual as detached from politics and democracy.

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2017.
Keyword [en]
Health education, Citizenship, Politics, Science Education Policy, Secondary School, Biology
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Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-34841OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-34841DiVA: diva2:1137492
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12th Conference of the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA), Dublin, Ireland, 21st-25th August, 2017
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Hälsa i ett postpolitiskt tidevarv – de unga medborgarna i skolans läroböcker
Available from: 2017-08-31 Created: 2017-08-31 Last updated: 2017-08-31Bibliographically approved

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