About this book
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.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title The Nordic Education Model
- Book Subtitle 'A School for All' Encounters Neo-Liberal Policy
- Series Title Policy Implications of Research in Education
- Series Abbreviated Title Policy Implications of Res. in Education
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7125-3
- Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
- Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
- eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-94-007-7124-6
- Softcover ISBN 978-94-024-0084-7
- eBook ISBN 978-94-007-7125-3
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XVI, 244
- Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
Educational Policy and Politics
Sociology of Education
International and Comparative Education
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