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Loeb, Ingrid Henning; Wass, Karin Lumsden – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
This article concerns the development of education for young students in Sweden who do not attend regular pathways in upper secondary education, and analyses the changes of educational policy and the organizing of teaching for this group of students. The centre of interest is the upper secondary educational reform carried out in 2011. With this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Secondary Schools, Nontraditional Education
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Norlund, Anita – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
This article falls within the research area of school development. It also takes into account neo-liberal tendencies, such as they have been approached in educational research. The article takes as its starting point a development project that began when four rural secondary schools turned to their regional university for scientific support. It…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Ideology, Teaching (Occupation), Rural Schools
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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