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Power and Agency in Education (PAGE)

PAGE is a research environment at the Department of Education and Special Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Gothenburg that brings together researchers and doctoral students in the study of power, participation and agency in different educational contexts.

There are several key themes in the research. Currently the following themes are present in the research at PAGE. Research on systemic policies and politics in education today, at the levels of political ideas and manifestos, institutional practices and outcomes and social interaction. Other important foci are the gender and power relations at play in educational practices, class relations in and of educational production and practices, and the processes of both social and cultural reproduction and social change.

The methodological perspectives consist of action research, discourse analysis, narrative analysis and ethnography. Of interest to the PAGE environment are boundary crossings, power processes in different educational practices and how they interact with other local and global practices and agents, and differentiation and integration through and in the working of educational institutions. The research also involves comparative studies, organizational studies, policy analysis and professional studies.

The research environment stands out for its contemporary interest in educational practices in social contexts. It participates in school development, the analysis of gender, class and ethnicity and their intersection. Leaders for PAGE are Marianne Dovemark and Ulf Blossing.

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Dennis Beach

Caroline Runesdotter

Petra Angervall

Gunbritt Wärvik


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Power and Agency in Education

Department of Education and Special Education, Box 300, 405 30 Gothenburg

Visiting Address:
Pedagogen Hus A, Västra Hamngatan 25

(+46) 31-786 0000 (vx)

Page Manager: Ernst Thoutenhoofd|Last update: 3/8/2018

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