ERIC Number: ED227560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Equality and Internationalism: Two Concepts at the Forefront of Educational Transformation in Sweden? Uppsala Reports on Education 12.
Elgqvist-Salzman, Inga; Opper, Susan
In examining the question of whether the goals of both equality and internationalization can be fulfilled in Swedish education, one needs to look not only at how different educational systems develop different structures but also at how the larger social structure affects the educational system. The authors begin by reviewing the social context of Swedish education, including the formation of the modern welfare state and the internationalization of Swedish society through export trade, assistance to developing countries, and immigration of foreign workers to Sweden. Next, Swedish educational reforms promoting equality or internationalization are reviewed at the levels of compulsory, secondary, and tertiary (or higher) education. The authors then discuss the concept of equality, exploring different interpretations and evaluating the different meanings of equality used in Swedish educational policy statements. After reflecting on the concept of internationalization of education, the authors describe where equalizing and internationalizing processes are in collision and where they are in confluence. (RW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Uppsala Univ. (Sweden). Dept. of Education.
Identifiers: Education Society Relationship; Sweden
Note: Paper delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Comparative-International Education Society (25th, Tallahassee, FL, March 1981) and revised October 1981.