ERIC Number: ED057200
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Education in Sweden.
The historical development and present status of the Swedish educational system is overviewed. The continuous reform and democratization of the educational system which began in 1950 is a recurring theme, with emphasis on personal development and free choice of studies. To this end, reforms in the 1960's altered the emphasis of basic schooling to place equal importance on preparation for immediate employment upon leaving school. However, this in no way closes the door to further studies at universities and colleges. Education is available to all Swedes through the university level, without tuition, and with financial support available to cover living expenses. Adult education and preschool education play increasingly important roles in the overall pattern of education in Sweden. (BH)
Descriptors: Career Education, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Programs, Foreign Countries
Swedish Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
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Authoring Institution: Swedish Inst., Stockholm.