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Author Henrekson, Magnus, author.

Title Dumbing down : the crisis of quality and equity in a once-great school system and - how to reverse the trend / Magnus Henrekson, Johan Wennström.

Publication Info. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, [2022]


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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Access Open access GW5XE
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This open access book examines the challenges and issues caused by a move to a privatized education system in Sweden. Observing the introduction of the school voucher system and the lowering of academic standards, the move away from objective knowledge towards constructive knowledge is identified as the core reason for Swedens current education crisis. The impact of declining education standards on the labor market is also discussed. This book highlight the issues seen in Sweden and suggests policies that can improve education, not just in Sweden but the rest of the world as well. It will be relevant to students and researchers interested in education and labor economics.
Contents 1. Introduction: The Rise and Puzzling Fall of the Swedish Educational System -- 2. The Silver Age of Swedish Education -- 3. Educational Performance in Swedish SchoolsWhat Are the Facts? -- 4. The Malaise in the School System -- 5. Two Views of Knowledge and Teaching -- 6. The Rise of "Post-Truth" Schooling -- 7. The Deinstitutionalization and Fragmentation of the Swedish School System -- 8. A Perfect Storm -- 9. The Way Forward for Sweden and Other Western Countries.
Note Print version record.
Local Note Springer Nature Springer Nature Open Access eBooks
Subject Education -- Standards -- Sweden.
Education and state -- Sweden.
Educational change -- Sweden.
Privatization in education -- Sweden.
Education and state. (OCoLC)fst00902835
Education -- Standards. (OCoLC)fst00902789
Educational change. (OCoLC)fst00903371
Privatization in education. (OCoLC)fst01077670
Sweden. (OCoLC)fst01204537
Added Author Wennström, Johan, author.
Other Form: Print version: Henrekson, Magnus. Dumbing down. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2022 9783030934286 (OCoLC)1295199836
ISBN 9783030934293 (electronic book)
3030934292 (electronic book)
Standard No. 10.1007/978-3-030-93429-3 doi
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