Doctoral defense from the RUR-ED project

Doctoral defense

PhD candidate Daniel Rød has defended his PhD-thesis, written as part of the RUR-ED project.

Abstract of the thesis:
The focus of this thesis is on teachers’ work experiences in different spatial contexts in Norway. It explores the constraints and enablements that teachers may experience due to unequal structural conditions for education.

The theoretical framework is based on critical realism and Margaret Archer’s morphogenetic approach as well as discussions of centralized versus decentralized educational systems.

The thesis shows that a centralized educational system with a centralized funding system of education, together with other structural properties like rural demography, create unequal conditions for teaching based on geography. The data material is based on participant observation in a rural case municipality and qualitative interviews of teachers in both a rural and an urban case municipality in 2018.

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