HjelmĂ©r Carina, Lappalainen Sirpa & Rosvall Per-Ă…ke (2010). Â« Time, Space and Young Peopleâ€™s Agency in Vocational Upper Secondary Education : A cross-cultural perspective Â». European Educational Research Journal, vol. 9, nÂ° 2, p. 245–244. ISSN 1474-9041. En ligne : <http://www.wwwords.co.u ... ent/pdfs/9/issue9_2.asp>.
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Creators: HjelmĂ©r, Lappalainen, Rosvall
Collection: European Educational Research Journal
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This article is based on ethnographic studies in the context of vocational education: two in Sweden and one in Finland. The Swedish data originate from the Vehicle programme and the Child and Recreation programme; the Finnish data originate from the social and health-care sector. In this sense, the authorsâ€™ perspective is cross-cultural. The article focuses on temporal and spatial dimensions of these three educational contexts and analyzes how young people exhibit their agency when negotiating their time and constructing their own space. The authorsâ€™ analysis elucidates how timeâ€“space paths in the context of vocational education are classed and gendered. In the female-dominated fields of vocational upper secondary education, disciplinary practices related to time and space are more visible than in the male-dominated fields. Moreover, it is argued that the political atmosphere in Sweden has been more favourable for promoting equality than that in Finland. Despite this, divisions between students and pigeonholing exist in everyday school life.
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