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ERIC Number: EJ1159981
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1474-8479
Student Dropout in Upper Secondary Education in Norway: A Challenge to the Principles of the Welfare State?
Halvorsrud, Kristoffer
London Review of Education, v15 n2 p302-316 Jul 2017
This article presents a review of extant research on student dropout in Norway, originally undertaken as part of a systematic review. The article contextualizes the foundational principle of equality as championed by the welfare state and identifies the significance of dropout in upper secondary education in Norway. The article then assesses whether dropout has been sufficiently addressed, by exploring dropout measures that have been implemented and evaluated. It is argued that although equality of access to upper secondary education has been improved, the enduring significance of student dropout reveals concealed educational inequalities of "outcomes" in a social democratic "welfare state."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway
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