Carina Carlhed

Carina Carlhed
Stockholm University | SU · Department of Education

PhD Education, Associate professor in Sociology of Education (Docent)

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March 2016 - present
Stockholm University
Position
  • Docent
January 2010 - May 2016
Uppsala University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
September 1996 - September 2011
Mälardalens högskola i Eskilstuna och Västerås
Education
August 2003 - December 2007
Uppsala University
Field of study
  • Education

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Publications (23)
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This article focuses on how high-achieving Swedish upper secondary students from families with low educational capital manage to transform their cultural capital and habitus to embark on a successful educational career. The analytical framework of the study is based on Bourdieu’s understanding of cultural capital and habitus. The data analyzed are...
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This article focuses on how high-achieving Swedish upper secondary students from families with low educational capital manage to transform their cultural capital and habitus to embark on a successful educational career. The analytical framework of the study is based on Bourdieu’s understanding of cultural capital and habitus. The data analyzed are...
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How does the motivation to become a teacher vary across countries? We conducted an exploratory study among aspiring teachers in three countries to explore the possibility of detecting differences in teacher motivation across education policy contexts. Using the FIT-Choice Scale developed by Watt and Richardson (2007), we found that participants in...
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Through interviews with 52 upper-secondary students from different socioeconomic, educational and migrant/native backgrounds, the article examines students’ own stories of what drives them to perform well in school. Different kinds of ‘illusios’ are reconstructed in terms of Bourdieu's sociology; Revanche, Proficiency, Fear of failing and Entitleme...
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The open access book "The rise of a professional medical field. The formation of doctors, nurses and laboratory assistants" deals with the rise of the professional medical field in Sweden during Middle Ages to 1990s with special focus on the professions which have been active in the field; doctors, nurses and biomedical analysts (previous laborator...
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The focus of this paper is to investigate what type of support high-achieving Swedish upper secondary students from families with low socioeconomic and educational capital identified contributed to embark on a successful educational career. The analytical framework of the study is concepts that have emerged in empirical studies inspired by both Col...
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This article aims to analyze student progression in European higher education (HE) using Sweden and UK as countries of reference. It presents and problematizes common ways to measure student progression (e.g., rates of dropout, completion, and retention), distinguishing between institutional departures or system departures, and the implications of...
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The article is a critical sociological analysis of current transnational practices on creating comparable measurements of dropout and completion in higher education and the consequences for the conditions of scientific knowledge production on the topic. The analysis revolves around questions of epistemological, methodological and symbolic types and...
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The aim of the study was to analyse enrolment patterns, and study efficiency and completion among students in programmes with professional qualifications, using microdata from Statistics Sweden. The programmes were Architecture, Medicine, Nursing, Law, Social work, Psychology, andEngineering (year 2001–2002,n = 15,918). Using the concepts from Bour...
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The report summarizes and discusses results from a set of analyses, which were conducted between 2013-2015 on students in three cohorts at the Teacher programmes at Uppsala University, Students included in the study were beginners at the falls of 2006, 2011 and 2012. Data were administrative registration data on all admitted students (N=1094, n=718...
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With environmental awareness in the societies of today, political steering documents emphasize that all education should include sustainable development. But it seems to be others competing ideals for teaching physics, or why do the physics teachers teach as they do? Physics teachers in secondary school in Sweden have generally, been focused on fac...
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This article is an analysis of conditions enabling the rise of the professional field of medicine in Sweden. The analysis is based mainly on second- ary data, while the use of primary data is restricted to official statistics. Primarily, it aims to study the conditions promoting professionalization in medicine. Important exogenous conditions were d...
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Artikeln beskriver en förstudie om genomförande av en modell för att studera de sociala villkoren för institutionella möten mellan professionella och vårdnadshavare/föräldrar inom svensk habilitering. Det övergripande syftet med modellen är att involvera samtliga parter i det institutionella samtalet i forskningen, genom att kritiskt undersöka hur...
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Field, habitus and capital as supplementary tools in research on professions The aim of this article is to explore how Bourdieu’s perspective can contribute to the field of research on professions. A comparison was made between Bourdieu’s perspective and Andrew Abbott’s work The System of Professions, which was chosen as a reference and a represe...
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In Swedish research politics there are, at the moment, several actions taken to enhance existing and develop new research infrastructures (Axelsson and Schroeder 2007). As one example, the Swedish National Data Service (SND, http://www.snd.gu.se), an operative key actor is currently working on coordinating existing data resources and increasing dep...
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Practices of Open Access to and Reuse of Research Data resources for researchers to document and make their data accessible for others as the most important obstacle. Concerning interventions to enhancing reuse of digital data, the majority of the doctoral students and the professors thought it should be effective to get more information about acce...
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I denna rapport presenteras slutredovisningen av en utvärdering av en modell för självutvärdering, Pysslingens Kvalitetssystem. Modellen har utvecklats och används av Pysslingen Förskolor och skolor AB, ett företag som startades i slutet av 1983 och blev det första att bedriva privat barnomsorg i Sverige på 1980-talet. Idag driver företaget 76 förs...
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The dissertation examines the formation of specific groups, their interests and positions related to children with disabilities and their education and care in Sweden developed during 1960―1980. The theoretical framework is based on Pierre Bourdieu’s sociological theory of social space, which assumes that social life is based on symbolic and cultur...
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The aim of this study is to describe conceptions of support in early intervention in Sweden, as perceived by parents to young children with disabilities. Data were collected through in-depth interviews with eight parents and were analyzed with a qualitative approach. The theoretical framework is based on developmental ecology and empowerment and th...
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The aim of the study is to examine process dimensions in a model regarding family-oriented services in early intervention. Professionals in habilitation from different parts of Sweden participated (n=237). A hypothesized model was tested with Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Structural Equation Modeling procedures and resulted in a hierarchical mod...

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Dear research colleague, I am a researcher within Sociology of Education that are developing a researchers’ tool for optimizing efficiency and sustainable work in the work of systematic literature reviews. One part of the developmental work is to survey the needs and problems of the target group.
I would be very grateful if you could take part in a short survey about your technology use and research habits in systematic literature reviews. It is completely anonymous and take about 10-15 minutes. In the survey it is possible to sign up for being a test pilot of the new product
Please feel free to contact me if there are any questions! Thank you in advance! Best wishes Carina Carlhed, Uppsala University
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The main aim is to examine the mechanisms and factors that contributed to the academic success of students from households with high or low educational background, with parents with migrant or of non-migrant background. We examine how these students attained academic disposition that allowed to them to embark on a successful academic trajectory 4-year project, qualitative longitudinal (Swedish Research Council) Student perspectives, repeated interviews, 3 waves of interviews, also with their significant others
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The aim of the project is to study patterns in higher education in Sweden with special attention to students who dropout or switch to another program/discipline. Different types and frequencies of dropouts and switches during 1977-2007 are studied using data from retrievals from national register data (microdata). Special attention is towards the programs in Architecture, Engineering, Nursing, Law, Social work, Medicine and Clinical Psychology. The theoretical framework is mainly Pierre Bourdieu´s work on social reproduction and geometric data analysis is used as a main method. Factors as socioeconomic, residential, gender and ethnicity, living conditions, grades, family educational traditions will be related to the types of dropouts/switches and different programs.