Sara Forsberg

universitetslektor vid Kulturgeografiska institutionen

018-471 7374
Ekonomikum, Kyrkogårdsgatan 10
Box 513
751 20 UPPSALA

Akademiska meriter: FD

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The aim of my on-going research is to conduct a multi-level and contextual analysis of the perceived role of education in relation to young people’s life chances. This will be done by looking beyond the nation-state and highlighting examples of outlooks from the perspective of local communities and global bodies of education. Perceived restrictions and possibilities associated with education will be identified and explored in relation to gender differences and employment strategies. The study is an attempt to shed light on the perceived value of education in different places and in different parts of the world. This may enrich the understanding of how life chances are negotiated in relation to local, national and international opportunities as well as of the perceived function of education to achieve set-out goals. The research is carried out within the research program at Uppsala University, Department of Social and Economic Geographies.

Throughout the years, my interest in education has shifted from school, and the school building, towards the search of a contextual understanding of education put into a local and global perspective. Geographies of education is a growing field of research where the role of education in a “knowledge society” is explored in relation to the concepts of place and space.

Key words: Geographies of education, children and youth, local and global interrelations.


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