ERIC Number: ED201573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Reviews of National Policies for Education: Educational Reforms in Sweden.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
This report examines the successes and problems of educational reforms in Sweden. Examiners from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) collected data and information for the report from published and unpublished documents and from a two-week tour of the country. The reforms are judged by three main objectives: equality; connection between education and working and social life; and decentralisation and democratisation. Sweden has successfully created a comprehensive school system; virtually abolished geographical inequality; improved the educational level and opportunities of working class children and of girls; made decisive policies for the integration of the education of handicapped children; worked, with empathy and concern, to integrate, but yet respect, the particular needs of immigrants; and built up research and development. Higher education has been reformed and excellent facilities for adult education have been provided. There are, however, still problems. Social and sex inequality in education have not been completely eliminated. Change is still at the level of overall structure rather than that of impact, practice, and individual development and satisfaction. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Higher Education, Immigrants
OECD Publications and Information Center, Suite 1207, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20006 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).