ERIC Number: ED173561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Adult Education in Sweden.
Miller, Harry; And Others
Folk high schools, study circles, labor market training, union education, and municipal adult schools are the major providers of adult education in Sweden. For the most part, these programs are financed by the government and are tuition free. Folk high schools, which are the oldest type, were founded to provide young adults with a general civic education and to familiarize them with their local traditions and national heritage and history. More than 250,000 study circles are furnished by ten study associations sponsored by trade unions, farmers, and political parties. Of the various types of adult education, these circles, which provide nonformal, leisure-time education, have the highest enrollment. Labor market training has fifty centers to give occupational training courses for the unemployed and young adults entering the job market. The unions educate their members in unionism and civic matters and stress the skills required for union leadership. A relatively recent development, municipal adult schools, is aimed at adults who have not completed a nine-year comprehensive education. Their curriculum includes the standard courses for grades 7-12 as well as vocational courses, and their graduates may apply to universities and professional schools. (Other forms of adult education are presented briefly, and a bibliography is included.) (ELG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Adult and Continuing Education Section.
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. Region 5 Adult Education Service Center.