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Telhaug, Alfred Oftedal; Medias, Odd Asbjorn; Aasen, Petter – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2006
This article describes, analyses and discusses the development of the Nordic school model in three phases of the post-war period, viewed in the light of the development of the political system throughout the period and in comparison with the development of the school system in the western world in this period. The "classical period" from…
Descriptors: Models, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, General Education
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Telhaug, Alfred Oftedal; Medias, Odd Asbjorn; Aasen, Petter – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2004
The theme of this article is education as nation building in the Scandinavian countries: Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Starting with an overview of their Social Democrat parties' ascension of to near hegemony immediately following the Second World War, and these parties' impact on education, we go on to sketch the interplay between general political…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Local Government, War, Educational Policy