Policy Implications of Research in Education

The Nordic Education Model

'A School for All' Encounters Neo-Liberal Policy

Editors: Blossing, Ulf, Imsen, Gunn, Moos, Lejf (Eds.)

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  • Examines the conflict between the traditional School for all model and more recent neo-liberal policies
  • Shows that neo-liberal technologies affect the Nordic model in different ways
  • Describes, analyzes and discusses a Nordic vision in relation to international trends
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This book presents a detailed analysis of the educational model in Nordic European countries. It describes the traditional idea of education for all, which can be characterized by the right for every child to have an education of equal quality in a common school for all pupils regardless of social class, abilities, gender, or ethnicity.  

Against this background, The Nordic Education Model traces the rise of neo-liberal policies that have been enacted by those who believe the School for All ideology does not produce the knowledge and skills that students need to succeed in an increasingly competitive and global marketplace. It examines the conflict between these two ideas and shows how neo-liberal technologies affect the Nordic model in different ways.

The authors also show how social technologies are being interpreted in different ways in actual school practices. This process of translating national regulations into internal sense builds on the values in the culture to which they are introduced.

In the end, this book reveals that a Nordic model can constitute a delicate balance between traditional values, institutionalized practices, and contemporary, neo-liberal forms of governance and policies. It may be argued from a new institutional perspective that the main structures of the Nordic educational model will sustain as long as the deeply rooted Nordic culture survives in the globalised society.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Hardcover $149.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Nordic Education Model
Book Subtitle
'A School for All' Encounters Neo-Liberal Policy
Editors
  • Ulf Blossing
  • Gunn Imsen
  • Lejf Moos
Series Title
Policy Implications of Research in Education
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7125-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7125-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7124-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0084-7
Series ISSN
2543-0289
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 244
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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