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Lundahl, L., Lindblad, M., Lovén, A., Mårald, G. & Svedberg, G. (2017). No particular way to go: careers of young adults lacking upper secondary qualifications. Journal of Education and Work, 30(1), 39-52.
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2017 (English)In: Journal of Education and Work, ISSN 1363-9080, E-ISSN 1469-9435, Vol. 30, no 1, 39-52 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article aims to deepen understanding of the trajectories through school and into adulthood of people who did not attain valued qualifications from upper secondary school ('non-completers'), and explore the fruitfulness of careership theory for such analysis. It is based on interviews with 100 young Swedes: 81 non-completers and 19 who had attended special upper secondary schools catering for young people with mild cognitive disability. Their narratives portray sparse socio-economic resources and difficult family situations, learning problems and marginalisation processes in school. They commonly learned to perceive themselves as failures and 'different'. Framed by narrow horizons of action, these young people's careers were mostly characterised by enforced rather than self-initiated turning points. Often leading to unemployment and economic problems, leaving secondary school was less of a turning point than a continuation of failure, even if completing adult education and getting a job were regarded as self-initiated, positive shifts. We conclude that careership theory was useful for analysing and understanding the careers of the young people concerned. However, distinguishing between 'routines' and 'turning points' became especially difficult when studying lives of these young people hemmed in by sparser resources, fewer choices and less stable career trajectories than their peers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017
Keyword
Young adults, school-to-work transitions, Sweden, dropout, careership theory
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
educational work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-113780 (URN)10.1080/13639080.2015.1122179 (DOI)000391127100004 ()
Projects
Osäkra övergångar. Unga utan fullständiggymnasieutbildning: vägarna och åtgärdernai longitudinellt perspektiv
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2009-5964
Note

First published online 28 Dec 2015.

Available from: 2015-12-30 Created: 2015-12-30 Last updated: 2017-08-14Bibliographically approved
Lundahl, L. (2016). Equality, inclusion and marketization of Nordic education: Introductory notes. Research in Comparative and International Education, 11(1), 3-12.
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2016 (English)In: Research in Comparative and International Education, ISSN 1745-4999, Vol. 11, no 1, 3-12 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The concept of a Nordic model of education is sometimes used to refer to the considerable similarities of education reforms and systems of the five Nordic countries (i.e. Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) during the second half of the 20th century – reforms that aimed at social justice, equality and cohesion not least by providing schooling of high and equal quality, regardless of children’s and young people’s resources, origin and location. This article discusses to what extent one may still speak of such a ‘Nordic model of education’, considering the impact of neoliberal policies in all of the five countries. It is concluded that even if the education systems still display a number of common, inclusive traits, extensive marketization and privatization practices in Nordic countries, and particularly of Swedish education, raise serious doubts about the survival of the alleged Nordic model.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2016
Keyword
Nordic countries, education reform, neoliberal policies
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
educational work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-117098 (URN)10.1177/1745499916631059 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-02-21 Created: 2016-02-21 Last updated: 2016-10-13Bibliographically approved
Alexiadou, N., Dovemark, M., Erixon Arreman, I., Holm, A.-S., Lundahl, L. & Lundström, U. (2016). Managing inclusion in competitive school systems: The cases of Sweden and England. Research in Comparative and International Education, 11(1), 13-33.
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2016 (English)In: Research in Comparative and International Education, ISSN 1745-4999, E-ISSN 1745-4999, Vol. 11, no 1, 13-33 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The last 40 years have seen great political attention paid to issues of inclusion in education, both from international organisations and also individual nations. This flexible concept has been adopted enthusiastically in education reforms concerned with increased standardisation of teaching and learning, decentralisation of education management, reduced teacher autonomy and marketisation of school systems. This paper draws from a research project that explores inclusion as part of the education transformations in England and Sweden. These two countries have been very different in their state governance and welfare regimes, but have been following similar directions of reform in their education systems. The paper evaluates the changing policy assumptions and values in relation to inclusion in the schooling changes of the last few decades, through an analysis of policy contexts and processes, and a presentation of selected empirical material from research in the two countries. We argue that, despite the similar dominant discourses of competition and marketisation, the two education systems draw on significantly different paradigms of operationalising inclusion, with distinct outcomes regarding equality.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Sage Publications, 2016
Keyword
Education policy, marketisation, inclusion, England, Sweden
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Research subject
educational work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-116811 (URN)10.1177/1745499916631065 (DOI)
Projects
Inclusive and competitive? Changing understandings and practices of social inclusion in upper secondary
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2011-5509
Available from: 2016-02-12 Created: 2016-02-12 Last updated: 2017-12-01
Lundahl, L., Erixon Arreman, I., Holm, A.-S. & Lundström, U. (2016). Marketizacija edukacije po švedsko. In: Marjan Šimenc & Veronika Tašner (Ed.), Komu je napoti kakovostno javno šolstvo?: (pp. 85-115). Ljubljana: CEPS and SVIZ.
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2016 (Slovenian)In: Komu je napoti kakovostno javno šolstvo? / [ed] Marjan Šimenc & Veronika Tašner, Ljubljana: CEPS and SVIZ , 2016, 85-115 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [sl]

Švedska je bila ponavadi prikazana kot zgleden primer socialnodemokratske ureditve države blaginje (Esping-Andersen, 1996), za katero sta značilna obsežno državno upravljanje in aktivna vključenost v vprašanja družbene dobrobiti. V zadnjih dvajsetih letih pa sta bila švedski javni sektor in edukacijski sistem podvržena radikalni in temeljiti usmeritvi v neoliberalizem, spremembi, ki je sledila obsežni decentralizaciji procesov odločanja, ko so ti prešli iz rok države na raven lokalnih skupnosti in šol. V tem besedilu bomo povzeli naravo, obseg in nekatere posledice notranje in zunanje marketizacije švedske edukacije v prvih letih novega tisočletja, še zlasti pa bomo izpostavili vpliv konkurence na notranje delovanje srednjih šol. Prišli smo do sklepa, da se je zunanja marketizacija zelo razširila in da Švedska v večini vidikov popolnoma sprejema nov javni menedžment, na primer t. i. notranjo marketizacijo edukacije. Navkljub temu pa lahko pri dodeljenih funkcijah, vrednotah in upravljanju edukacije še zmeraj zaznamo posamezne vidike stare socialnodemokratske paradigme.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ljubljana: CEPS and SVIZ, 2016
Keyword
Švedska, marketizacija, edukacijska politika, srednješolsko izobraževanje
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Research subject
educational work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-117919 (URN)978-961-92131-5-5 (ISBN)
External cooperation:
Projects
Gymnasiet som marknadInclusive and Competitive
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Note

Kapitlet är en översättning av artikeln Lundahl, L; Erixon Arreman, I; Holm, A-S & Lundström, U (2013) Educational marketization the Swedish way.  Education Inquiry, 4(3), 497-517.

Available from: 2016-03-06 Created: 2016-03-06 Last updated: 2016-09-01Bibliographically approved
Lundahl, L. (2015). Das skandinavische Modell.: Der Wandel der Zeitpolitik schwedischer Grundschulen im 20. Jahrhundert. (1ed.). In: Karen Hagemann, Konrad Jarausch (Ed.), Halbtags oder Ganztags?: Zeitpolitiken von Kinderbetreuung und Schule nach 1945 im europäischen Vergleich (pp. 209-231). Landsberg: Beltz Juventa.
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2015 (German)In: Halbtags oder Ganztags?: Zeitpolitiken von Kinderbetreuung und Schule nach 1945 im europäischen Vergleich / [ed] Karen Hagemann, Konrad Jarausch, Landsberg: Beltz Juventa , 2015, 1, 209-231 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Landsberg: Beltz Juventa, 2015 Edition: 1
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
educational work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-102989 (URN)978-3-7799-2974-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-05-13 Created: 2015-05-13 Last updated: 2015-11-26Bibliographically approved
Gruffman Cruse, E., Lundahl, L., Malmros, B., Sundbaum, A.-C. & Wiklund, M. (2015). Ett hum om lärande och rum. In: Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2015: Gränslös kunskap. Paper presented at Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2015, Gränslös kunskap, Umeå, 8-9 oktober 2015 (pp. 27-29). Umeå: Umeå universitet.
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2015 (Swedish)In: Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2015: Gränslös kunskap, Umeå: Umeå universitet , 2015, 27-29 p.Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2015
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-114121 (URN)
Conference
Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2015, Gränslös kunskap, Umeå, 8-9 oktober 2015
Available from: 2016-01-14 Created: 2016-01-14 Last updated: 2016-01-14Bibliographically approved
Lundahl, L., Lidström, L., Lindblad, M., Lovén, A., Olofsson, J. & Östh, J. (2015). Osäkra övergångar. In: Vetenskapsrådet (Ed.), Resultatdialog 2015: . Paper presented at Vetenskapsrådets resultatdialog 2015 (pp. 107-116). Paper presented at Vetenskapsrådets resultatdialog 2015. Stockholm: Vetenskapsrådet, 1.
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2015 (Swedish)In: Resultatdialog 2015, Stockholm: Vetenskapsrådet , 2015, Vol. 1, 107-116 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Var fjärde ung svensk (20-24 år) har saknar hel gymnasieutbildning. Projektet Osäkra övergångar handlar om karriärer i och efter ungdomsskolan för denna grupp unga och om lokala strategier och åtgärder för att förebygga skolmisslyckanden och underlätta övergångar till arbete och fortsatt utbildning. Det bygger på intervjuer med 100 unga vuxna och 45 kommunföreträdare i 20 kommuner, på enkäter och databasmaterial. Några slutsatser: Skolmisslyckandet är oftast en långvarig process där många faktorer bidrar. Skolan brister i att tidigt upptäcka och ge stöd för den unges inlärning, och att hantera mobbning och skolk, även om enskilda vuxna kan ha stöttat. På kommunnivå ses specialpedagogik och vägledning som prioriterade insatser, men man vet föga om deras omfattning och kvalitet. Lokala åtgärder för att underlätta ungas etablering uppvisar alltför stora skillnader. Särskilt i mindre kommuner är styrningen svag och resurserna små, även om ungdomsrelaterade problem kan vara betydande,

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Vetenskapsrådet, 2015
Keyword
ungdomar, unga vuxna, gymnasieutbildning, skolavhopp, studieavbrott, dropout, övergångar, övergångspolitik, ungdomspolitik, vägledning
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Research subject
educational work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-113955 (URN)978-91-7307-305-9 (ISBN)
Conference
Vetenskapsrådets resultatdialog 2015
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2009-5964
Available from: 2016-01-08 Created: 2016-01-08 Last updated: 2017-06-08Bibliographically approved
Varjo T., J., Kalalahti, M. & Lundahl, L. (2015). Recognizing and Controlling the Social Costs of Parental School Choice (1ed.). In: George W. Noblit & William T. Pink (Ed.), Education, Equity, Economy: Crafting a New Intersection (pp. 73-96). Dordrecht: Springer.
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2015 (English)In: Education, Equity, Economy: Crafting a New Intersection / [ed] George W. Noblit & William T. Pink, Dordrecht: Springer, 2015, 1, 73-96 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Dordrecht: Springer, 2015 Edition: 1
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-112303 (URN)978-3-319-21643-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-12-08 Created: 2015-12-04 Last updated: 2015-12-16Bibliographically approved
Lundahl, L. & Lindblad, S. (Eds.). (2015). Utbildning: makt och politik (1ed.). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
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2015 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2015. 220 p. Edition: 1
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-101724 (URN)978-91-44-07683-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-04-09 Created: 2015-04-09 Last updated: 2015-12-08Bibliographically approved
Lundahl, L. (2015). Vägledning på gymnasiemarknaden. In: Anders Lovén (Ed.), Karriärvägledning: en forskningsöversikt (pp. 135-154). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB.
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2015 (Swedish)In: Karriärvägledning: en forskningsöversikt / [ed] Anders Lovén, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2015, 135-154 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2015
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
educational work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-102726 (URN)978-91-44-09743-5 (ISBN)
Projects
Gymnasiet som marknad
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2007-3579
Available from: 2015-05-02 Created: 2015-05-02 Last updated: 2015-11-25Bibliographically approved
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