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ERIC Number: EJ866467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0305-5698
Language-in-Education Issues: Sweden as a Case Study
Cabau, Beatrice
Educational Studies, v35 n4 p379-389 Oct 2009
From the beginning of the 1990s, the Swedish society has been affected by various changes at various levels. This modified social, political and economic context led to several reforms implemented in the educational arena. These reforms dealt with decentralization, choice, use of market forces and privatization. All these aspects had an impact on language education. This article will focus upon the social, ideological/political and educational parameters having affected language-in-education policy in Sweden these last years. It will investigate the present-day position of languages--Swedish, minority languages, English and other foreign languages--in the Swedish educational milieu. It is based upon the following main assumption: an investigation into the position of these languages in education highlights the new trends observed in the educational sphere since the 1990s. These new trends themselves echo the various changes Sweden has been experiencing lately in several domains. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden