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“The rise and fall of a equitable
school system –
Thursday, 20. Feb. 2014
Audio-only-Recording as MP3-File (smallest possible size):
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Video-Recording for any system with MP4-support:
- Video.mp4 (ca.378Mb)
15:15 – 16:45
beginning of the nineties
high level of equity. The tradition of universalism and comprehensiveness with minimization of streaming and
tracking was then the hallmark of the Swedish education system.
In the last two decades, however, the Swedish public sector and education system have been radically and
extensively transformed in a neo-liberal direction. It was a movement that was preceded by extensive
of responsibilities from the state to municipalities and schools.
were put in place started to fall in all international comparisons except when one is measuring English and
proficiency, and to some extent civic issues.
perform worse in all three measured areas in
whose results have fallen the most in all conescutive rounds of
deterioration of the results will be presented in the talk.
*Per Kornhall is one of the experts about the Swedish school system and has written several books.
The most recent is the “Barnexperimentet - Svensk skola i fritt fall” which describes the history of the situation
we have today. He has a PhD in systematic botanic and have been “undervisningsråd” at Skolverket.
He has taken part in several recent discussions about the school situation in both radio and TV.
He is a member of the KVA committée for schools questions and the KVA working group “The School in the future”.
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