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Race, Ethnicity and Gender in Swedish Education: Policy Discourses and Dangers
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences.
2008 (English)In: Comparative and Global Pedagogies: Equity, Access and Democracy in Education / [ed] Prof. Joseph Zajda, Prof. Lynn Davies, Prof. Suzanne Majhanovich, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2008, Vol. 2, 89-101 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
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This chapter provides an overview, from the perspective of an outsider,1 of the impact of Sweden’s educational policy relating to equity issues, in particular gender and ethnicity, on what goes on in the nation’s schools. The first part of the chapter provides the policy context in which decisions were made in Sweden after the Second World War that profoundly affected how educators dealt with the two, in some ways, parallel social factors of gender and ethnicity. The second and third parts provide an overview of educational developments and research in the specific fields of gender and ethnicity in Sweden. The final section brings together the arguments presented in the chapter, and speculates on the dangers to Sweden’s ‘branding’ as strong on human rights and enlightened capitalism, if the rhetorical stance taken up by successive governments is not paralleled by a stronger commitment to changing practices at the school and community level

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Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2008. Vol. 2, 89-101 p.
, Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research, Vol 2
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-76173DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-8349-5_6ISI: 000270234000008ISBN: 978-1-4020-8348-8 (Print)ISBN: 978-1-4020-8349-5 (Online)OAI: diva2:635653

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