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School vouchers in Sweden
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Child and Youth Studies.
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Abstract [en]

The Swedish government undertook significant reform in the education sector in the 1990’s. Among the important steps in this reform were the institution of vouchers for schooling, decentralisation of education to the municipal level, and entry of private for-profit schools. These changes significantly improved school choice for parents and children, and increased accountability of schools, principals, and teachers. In addition, some researchers hold that the institution of vouchers for schooling at the very least halted the falling performance of Swedish children on learning achievement tests. This publication reviews the Swedish model, outlines the successes, challenges and gaps in the model, and highlights the political currency of this policy in present day Sweden.

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New Delhi: Centre for Civil Society , 2012. no 5, 8 p.
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Policy Review, 5
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Pedagogy
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Education
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-83537OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-83537DiVA: diva2:576189
Available from: 2012-12-19 Created: 2012-12-12 Last updated: 2012-12-19Bibliographically approved

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