Johan Liljestrand

Dr Johan Liljestrand

Associate Professor, Senior lecturer in Education


Telephone: +46-(0)26-64 84 51

Current Research


Student teachers and the school's democratic mission 

New book chapter together with Silvia Edling in forthcoming volume: Raiker, A et al (ed) Teacher education and the development of democratic citizenship in Europe. Taylor & Francis, 2019.


Religion and Dialogue in modern Societies (ReDi)

Co-author in new book volume: Ipgrave, J, (ed) (2018) Interreligious Engagement in Urban Spaces. Social, material and ideological dimensions. Springer.


Identity formation among young people in a multicultural school environment

Together with Dr Linda Vikdahl, Södertörn University.

Preschool teachers about the school-like mission

How to understand the mission of preschool teachers to work out from subject goals while taking childrens activities and interest into consideration. Interview based project, approached by discourse analysis, curriculum theory and didactics.



Design and didactics within science and technology in preschool

Together with Dr Annika Elm, University of Gävle  


Recent Publications

Edling, S. & Liljestrand, J. (2019). Let’s talk about teacher education! : Analysing the media debates in 2016-2017 on teacher education using Sweden as a case. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education. 10.1080/1359866X.2019.1631255 [More information]
Liljestrand, J. (2019). Förskollärares professionella undervisningskunskap. Förskola, barn och lärande – didaktik i förskolan. Liber. [More information]
Liljestrand, J. (2019). Maintaining and Transforming Bridging Capital in a Swedish Interreligious Youth Project. Interreligious Engagement in Urban Spaces : Social, material and ideological dimensions. Springer. [More information]
Liljestrand, J., Carlsson, D. & Thalén, P. (2019). Images of Christianity in teaching materials for the Swedish compulsory school. . [More information]
Liljestrand, J., Elm, A., Johansson, U. & Mårtensson, K. (2019). Introducing and exploring student teachers use of digital tools – preliminary results from a development project. . [More information]
Published by: Johan Liljestrand Page responsible: Svante Brunåker Updated: 2018-08-24
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