ERIC Number: EJ1044000
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Educational Vouchers and Social Cohesion: A Statistical Analysis of Student Civic Attitudes in Sweden, 1999-2009
Shafiq, M. Najeeb; Myers, John P.
American Journal of Education, v121 n1 p111-136 Nov 2014
This study examines the Swedish national educational voucher scheme and changes in social cohesion. We conduct a statistical analysis using data from the 1999 and 2009 rounds of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement's civic education study of 14-year-old students and their attitudes toward the rights of ethnic minorities and immigrants. Using regression models, we do not find evidence of a decline in civic attitudes and therefore social cohesion. We attribute the results to Sweden's voucher design and context that minimized segregation and preserved civics curricula in all schools.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Vouchers, Student Attitudes, Social Attitudes, Group Unity, Civics, Role of Education, Civil Rights, Immigrants, Minority Groups, Private Schools, Attitude Change, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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