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Olofsson, Jonas; Panican, Alexandru – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
What is the significance of regulations of job contracts and wages when it comes to young people's access to labour market? This is an issue that has attracted and continues to attract a great deal of interest in both research and politics. Proposals for deregulated employment protection and reduced entry-level pay recur regularly in public…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Apprenticeships, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Youth
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Thomasson, Adrian – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
Different representations of "Swedishness," as expressions of altered kinds of imagined kinship in the Swedish educational system during the first half of the 20th century, are discussed. It is argued that even though the curriculum changed, from a more religious one focusing on fostering loyalty and moral commitment to "God, the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Religious Education
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Lilja, Peter – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
Taking the latest reform of Swedish teacher education as a point of departure, the aim of this article is to analyse the way Swedish teacher unions construct a knowledge base for teaching as a strategy of professionalisation. The analysis shows that the unions construct such a knowledge base from opposing points of departure. Their professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Identity, Politics of Education, Political Issues
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Ljunggren, Carsten – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
The article is concerned with issues of national identity in a multicultural society (Sweden) and the role of citizenship education in creating a national identity. After having witnessed the terrorist attack and the traumas from Oslo and Ut√łya (22 July 2011), and the suicide bombing in Stockholm on 11 December 2010, certain words, such as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Nationalism, Patriotism
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Lindstrom, Lisbeth – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
The leisure sector has witnessed a tremendous expansion since 1960. The purpose of this article is to analyse the decisions and goals of Swedish government policy during the period 1962 to 2005. The empirical analysis covers government Propositions and governmental investigations. The fields covered are sports, culture, exercise, tourism and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Government (Administrative Body), Recreation, Leisure Time
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Lundstrom, Ulf; Holm, Ann-Sofie – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
The development and expansion of market solutions is one of the most important changes in Swedish education in the last 30 years. The aim of the article is to describe and analyse how students and staff in upper secondary schools perceive the impact of market competition on teachers' work. Three groups of actors in two Swedish regions were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Role of Education, Educational Change, Secondary Education
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Loeb, Ingrid Henning – Policy Futures in Education, 2007
This article is based on the author's dissertation work on development and change in Swedish municipal adult education (MAE), investigated through occupational life history studies of four teachers in different municipalities who have worked in MAE since the mid 1970s. Three periods of development--three "eras"--in MAE have been…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Adult Education, Educational Change, Doctoral Dissertations