Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Marknadens misslyckande?: om behovet av utökad kontroll av fristående skolor
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of applied educational science.
2014 (Swedish)In: Utbildning och Demokrati, ISSN 1102-6472, Vol. 23, no 1, 39-56 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Market failure? The need for increased control of independent schools. This article critically analyses the introduction of an establishment control of independent schools in Sweden. I discuss how we can understand this change in the current governing regime of both marketization in terms of school choice and competition and increased central state control through national school inspections. This is done by analysing documents such as project plans and reports and interviews with employees at the Swedish Schools Inspectorate. By drawing on Bacchi’s (2009) “What’s the problem represented to be?” approach, I ask: What is the purpose of the establishment control? What problem is the new control represented to solve? For whom is the control necessary? Establishment control is represented as a problem of market risks that is justified by everyone’s gain. I argue that this is not only constructing legitimacy for school inspections but is also contributing to upholding market principles in education as such.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro, 2014. Vol. 23, no 1, 39-56 p.
Keyword [en]
audit society, independent schools, marketization, school inspection, Sweden
National Category
Public Administration Studies Pedagogy
Research subject
statskunskap; Education
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-92562OAI: diva2:741569
Available from: 2014-08-28 Created: 2014-08-28 Last updated: 2015-07-30Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Marknadens misslyckande? Om behovet av utökad kontroll av fristående skolor

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Carlbaum, Sara
By organisation
Department of applied educational science
In the same journal
Utbildning och Demokrati
Public Administration StudiesPedagogy

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 242 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link