ERIC Number: EJ844098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Toward an Equal Level of Educational Attainment between Deaf and Hearing People in Sweden?
Rydberg, Emelie; Gellerstedt, Lotta C.; Danermark, Berth
Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, v14 n3 p312-323 Sum 2009
Various educational reforms in Sweden have resulted in a formally equivalent educational system for deaf and hearing pupils. Has this resulted in equal levels of educational attainment? This article compares 2,144 people born between 1941 and 1980 who attended a special education program for the deaf and 100,000 randomly chosen individuals from the total population born between 1941 and 1980. Data consist of registered information about the individuals in the year 2005. Results demonstrate that the deaf population has a lower level of educational attainment than the reference population. Women have a higher level of educational attainment than men, and younger people have a higher level than older people in each population. Neither sex, age category, nor immigrant background accounts for the variance in the level of educational attainment between the populations. The educational reforms have not been sufficient to reduce the unequal level of educational attainment between deaf and hearing people.
Descriptors: Deafness, Educational Attainment, Foreign Countries, Equal Education, Comparative Analysis, Gender Differences, Age Differences, Immigrants
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden