Catarina Player-Koro is PhD and Senior Lecturer at the University of Gothenburg. She is also member of LinCS centre, the Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning, Interaction and Mediated Communication in Contemporary Society. Her main research interest include critical sociological studies of educational technology, educational policy studies, with a special interest in teachers work and teacher education. She is currently active in research in the policy fields in studies on policy network formations, connecting public and commercial interests and actors within IT education policy an in investigating the effects of the implementation of career pathways for teachers, so called "First-teachers" in mathematics, in Swedish schools.
Beach, D., Bagley, C., Eriksson, A., & Player-Koro, C. (2014). Changing teacher education in Sweden: Using meta-ethnographic analysis to understand and describe policy making and educational changes. Teaching and Teacher Education, 44(0), 160-167. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2014.08.011.
Player-Koro, C. (2012). Reproducing Traditional Discourses of Teaching and Learning Mathematics: Studies of Mathematics and ICT in Teaching and Teacher education. Göteborg: Department of applied IT, University of Gothenburg ; Chalmers University of Technology.
Player-Koro, C. (2012). Hype, Hope and ICT in Teacher Education. A Bernsteinian Perspective. Learning Media And Technology, 1-15.
Beach, D, and Player-Koro, C. (2012). Authoritative Knowledge in Initial Teacher Education: Studying the Role of Subject Textbooks through Two Ethnographic Studies of Mathematics Teacher Education. Journal of Education for Teaching, 38 (2).
Player-Koro, C. (2012). Factors influencing Teachers use of ICT in Education. Education Inquiry, 3 (1).
Player-Koro, C (2011). Marginalising students' understanding of mathematics through performative priorities: a Bernsteinian perspective. Ethnography and Education, 6 (3).
Player-Koro, C. (2011) ICT and Education. Overview of Research during 2000-2012: a critical perspective. Paper presentet at the European Conference on Educational research (ECER), Berlin.
Player-Koro, C., Björkenvall Starrost, C., & Lindström, B. (2013). Evaluation study of Jönköping municipality's investment in information and communication technologies in the local high schools to develop pupils' learning.
Player-Koro, C., Tallvid, M., & Lindström, B. (2014). Evaluation study of Jönköping municipality's investment in information and communication technologies in the local high schools to develop pupils' learning.Final report. Slutrapport. Göteborg.
Beach, D., Eriksson, A., & Player-Koro, C. (2014). Changing teacher education in Sweden? A meta-ethnographic analysis based on three long term policy-ethnographic investigations. In D. Bridges, M. Griffith & P. Smeyers (Eds.), The International Handbook of Interpretation in Education Research: Sage.
Eriksson, A., & Player-Koro, C. (2014). Performative priorities in teacher education. In A. Rasmussen, J. Gustafsson & B. Jeffrey (Eds.), Performative educational experiences of learners across the world: An international collection of ethnographic research United Kingdom: E&E Publishing.