The pre-packaged freedom of choice – on the future of Swedish upper-secondary school

The main purpose of this article is to focus what meanings the concept of quality is given in the political development of Swedish upper-secondary school. By using Quentin Skinner’s speech-act theory comparisons is made between the meanings formulated in the early 1990Žs and the now current investigation Framtidsvägen (SOU 2008:27). The result shows consequences for the goal- and resultoriented steering system as well as changes in the perspectives of citizenship education and ideolology.

Keywords: educational policy, quality, performativity, upper secondary school, citizenship education