ERIC Number: ED399872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Sweden: A Study of the Educational System of Sweden and Guide to the Academic Placement of Students in Educational Institutions in the United States. Country Report. PIER World Education Series.
Zanotti, Kathleen T.; Dickey, Karlene N.
The report contains information on the educational system of Sweden, primarily to assist U.S. institutions in the placement and credit transfer of Swedish students. An introductory chapter provides background information on the country, its population, its government, Nordic cooperation, and an overview of the educational system. Chapter 2 outlines the preschool, elementary, and lower secondary systems. Chapter 3, devoted to the secondary education system, describes the overall program, grading, school leaving qualifications, and the design of the two-year and three-year curricula in different academic and vocational disciplines. Chapter 4 details the higher education system, with some historical information and descriptions of financing, admission, college entrance examinations, academic year, degree program types, professional and graduate study, student records, and changes in credentials awarded since a reform movement in 1993. Content and organization of different disciplines' programs are specified in Chapter 5, and teacher education is the focus of Chapter 6. Separate chapters address forms of nontraditional education, international programs and study abroad, and guidelines for U.S. admissions officers concerning evaluation of credentials and student placement. Appended materials include institution profiles, a list of Swedish agencies, notes on the National Council on the Evaluation of Foreign Educational Credentials, and a Swedish-English glossary. Contents are indexed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Adult Education, Certification, College Admission, College Credits, College Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Degrees (Academic), Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Intellectual Disciplines, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, Nontraditional Education, Professional Education, Public Agencies, Records (Forms), Secondary School Curriculum, Student Placement, Student Records, Study Abroad, Teacher Education, Transfer Students, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Washington, DC.; NAFSA - Association of International Educators, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden