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ERIC Number: EJ821910
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1474-8460
Education and Social Integration: A Comparative Study of the Comprehensive School System in Scandinavia
Wiborg, Susanne
London Review of Education, v2 n2 p83-93 Jul 2004
The purpose of this article is to outline a framework of explanation of the unique tradition of comprehensive schooling in Scandinavia. All the countries developed an all-through system of education from grade one to nine/ten with mixed ability classes for nearly all. This all-through system of education is a product of a long historical development. It will be argued that four factors shaped this development: strong state involvement, a relative egalitarian class structure, powerful Liberal Party and a strong Social Democracy. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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