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Sverker Lindblad


Sverker Lindblad
+46 31 786 2511

Room number: A3 431
Postal Address: Box 300, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Västra Hamngatan 25 , 41117 Göteborg

Department of Education and Special Education (More Information)
Box 300
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 2070
Visiting Address: Västra Hamngatan 25 , 411 17 Göteborg

About Sverker Lindblad

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Research interests
The issues I primarily address involve the formation of educational systems and processes and how these are linked to various aspects and tendencies in society. Political aspects of educational phenomena are of special interest. An interest in these aspects makes it important to as questions such as; How should we understand the development and the politics of professional expertise? How are teaching processes governed and how is the political in classroom interaction performed, and what does this imply for social and cultural reproduction? How are categorisations of students or schools developed and sustained – and with what consequences for education and society. In order to deal with these questions I work with research on how teaching and education are governed and what this means for the forming of individuals and institutions today.

Stated otherwise I am working to capture changing intersections between education and society and between educational organisations and processes. Given this, I am working in the areas of teaching and research in curriculum theory, education policy analysis, and school organisation and processes. This I combine with international collaboration in research and research organisations.

Teaching interests
I prefer to teach and supervise about the history and development of education sciences and about international and comparative education. I stress the importance of relationships between education and society and issues of social and cultural reproduction. Recent courses in research education are; Education as a science, Comparative Education and in Curriculum Theory.

school reforms, education policy, curriculum theory, social integration and exclusion, cultural reproduction, studies in the professions, comparative education, dynamic nominalism

Research groups and projects
Politics of Education
Gothenburg Centre for Globalization and Development

Latest publications

Polarisering i skolfrågor: Förändringar i svensk opinion mellan 2014 och 2018
Sverker Lindblad
Ulrika Andersson, Björn Rönnerstrand, Patrik Öhberg & Annika Bergström (red) Storm och stiltje. , Göteborg, Göteborgs Universitet: SOM-institutet, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Ta time-out från striderna om skolan
Sverker Lindblad
Göteborgsposten, Newspaper article 2019
Newspaper article

Revisiting the Education Policy Agora: On Politics of Knowledge and Evidence 1998 - 2018 in Sweden
Sverker Lindblad, Lisbeth Lundahl
Program Book Nordic Educational Research Association Meeting in Uppsala, 6-8 March, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

The Public Opinion in Sweden on Educational Restructuring and Governing by International Large-Scale Assessments
Sverker Lindblad, Lennart Nilsson, Mårten Lindblad
Proceedings from the Comparative and International Education Society 2019 meeting in San Francisco, USA, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Revisiting the education policy agora: Politics of knowledge and evidence 1998 – 2018 in Europe and Sweden.
Sverker Lindblad, Lundahl Lisbeth, Thomas Popkewitz
Proceeding from the CIES 2019 meeting in San Francisco, USA, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Developing the education agora: On the dynamic interplay between science and society in theory and in practice.
Sverker Lindblad
Proceedings from the Comparative and International Education Society meeting 2019 in San Francisco, USA, Conference contribution 2019
Conference contribution

Education Governance by Numbers.
Daniel Pettersson, Sverker Lindblad, Thomas Popkewitz
In: Langer R., Brüsemeister T. (eds) Handbuch Educational Governance Theorien. Educational Governance, vol 43. Springer VS, Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany, Springer VS, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

Co-production of comparative education research and welfare state education policy.
Rita Foss Lindblad, Sverker Lindblad, Daniel Pettersson, Gun-Britt Wärvik
The program for the Comparative and International Education Society Conference 2018 in Mexico City., Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Svensk opinion och skolans omstrukturering: om styrning, förtroende och bedömning av kvalitet
Sverker Lindblad, Lennart Nilsson, Mårten Lindblad
Sprickor i fasaden, Göteborg, Göteborgs Universitet, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

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On the Values of Educational Comparisons: On Marketized Education and Post-politics in Sweden
Martin Harling, Elsi-Brith Jodal, Sverker Lindblad, Caroline Runesdotter, Gun-Britt Wärvik
European Conference on Educational Research 2013 Istanbul, Conference contribution 2013
Conference contribution

Professionalism and New Public Management in Teachers' Work: a comparative study on teachers' work experience in Sweden and Finland
Katarina Samuelsson, Sverker Lindblad
Paper presented at the Emerging Researchers’ Conference at ECER 2013, Istanbul, Turkey, September 2013, Conference contribution 2013
Conference contribution

Reflektioner över högre utbildning ur ett pedagogiskt perspektiv
Sverker Lindblad
Keynote vid konferensen Högskolepedagogikens Utmaningar i Malmö den 14 oktober 2013, Conference contribution 2013
Conference contribution

What Matters in Education Governance by Results? On the meanings of a performative turn in Swedish Education.
Sverker Lindblad
Invited contribution to the conference “Critical analyses of educational reforms” organised by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Stockholm University, 17-19 September 2013. , Conference contribution 2013
Conference contribution

The governance of peers
Sverker Lindblad, Rita Foss Lindblad
Nordic Educational Research Association, Congress 2013. Paper presented at a symposium What is excellence? – Markets, the transnational turn and Nordic higher education policy? Organized by John Benedicto Krejsler and Sverker Lindblad, Conference paper 2013
Conference paper

Evaluering av forskningsprogrammene PRAKSISFOU og UTDANNING2020
Sverker Lindblad, Annika Bergviken Rensfeldt, Bente Jensen, Jan O. Jonsson, Trine Myrvold et al.
Oslo, Norges Forskningsråd, Report 2013


Läroplanskod och bildningspolitik
Sverker Lindblad
Eikset, A. G., Dons, C-F, & Garm, N. (Red): Utdanning mellom Styring og Danning, Trondheim, Academia, Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book

On the performativity of university ranking lists: commodity aesthetics and looping.
Sverker Lindblad
The university: An institution of Society, Conference paper 2012
Conference paper


Classroom Interaction in Changing Contexts: Positions and Practices Performed in Recordings from 1960s into 2000s
Sverker Lindblad, Olof Reichenberg Carlström, Martin Harling, Michael Hansen
Curriculum and Evaluation: Themes and Territories. Papers from Nordic Curriculum Conference, Conference paper 2011
Conference paper

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