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Lundahl, Lisbeth; Olson, Maria – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2013
Based on recent ethnographic research, this article explores young people's opportunities of formal and informal democracy learning and expressions of such learning in the highly market-influenced Swedish upper secondary education. With its ambitious democracy-fostering goals and far-reaching marketisation, Swedish education constitutes an…
Descriptors: Democracy, Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Marketing
Ericsson, Ann Carlson – Eurydice, 2008
The Swedish school system comprises: (1) Pre-primary school (Forskola), typical age 1-5; (2) Preschool class in the compulsory school (Grundskola) typical age 6 (participation voluntary); (3) Compulsory school, typical age 7-16, grades 1-9, and (4) Upper secondary school, 17 programmes (4 mainly academic, 13 vocational), typical age 16-19, grades…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Educational Testing, Standardized Tests
Gibbs, W. Wayt; Fox, Douglas – Scientific American, 1999
Explains the reasons for low U.S. score results on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and compares them with students from other nations. Swedish high schools scored highest on the science test, which is attributed to their curriculum. Suggests that the majority of students are taught science that is irrelevant for their…
Descriptors: Biology, Calculus, Economics, Energy