Academization of Danish semi-professionals: How and with what consequences?

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Academization is a phenomenon which plays an increasing role in the training programmes for the semi-professions. In Denmark academization has been researched from a predominantly student perspective, as an analysis of how abstract forms of knowledge dominate competencies for care and nursing among
female students. This article examines academization as a discursive phenomenon. It shows how academization has been produced through historical
developments of the educational policies surrounding the semiprofessional
schools. Furthermore, the article discusses what consequences academization
may have as a knowledge/power structure for the production and repression of professional identities.
TidsskriftNordic Studies in Education
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)84-97
StatusUdgivet - 2012


  • Academization
  • semi-profession
  • genealogy