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Lundahl, L. (2024). Sweden and education as a market. In: George Noblit (Ed.), Oxford research encyclopedia of education: . Oxford: Oxford University Press
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2024 (English)In: Oxford research encyclopedia of education / [ed] George Noblit, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2024Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Since the late 1970s, the relationship between the state, the public sector, and the economy has undergone a profound transformation globally toward privatization, commercialization, and market organization. Pronounced marketization of education has occurred even in the Nordic countries, traditionally characterized as having social democratic/universalistic and egalitarian welfare systems, but with considerable national variations. Sweden has caught international attention by introducing unusually far-reaching, state-supported privatization of educational provision and strong incentives for school choice and competition. Central issues addressed include the factors associated with the exceptionally swift and far-reaching market reforms in Sweden, as well as the persistence of the resulting system and its consequences according to current research.

A hasty reform decision, paucity of envisioned alternatives, and the appeal of school choice for an expanding middle-class contributed to the neoliberal turn in Swedish education politics. Generous rules of establishment and possibilities of profit-making attracted big businesses, particularly after the decision in the mid-1990s to fully tax- fund independent “free” schools. Within a 10-year period, substantial proportions of the schools were owned and run by large, profit-making companies and chains. Research has shown that the school choice and privatization reforms, besides providing parents and young people in the urban areas with a vast smorgasbord of schools, have fueled growing educational inequity and segregation since the 1990s. Despite increasing criticism of the design of school choice and profit-making in education from many sides, recently even from conservative–liberal media and politicians, the Swedish “market school system” persists and flourishes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2024
Keywords
education policy, educational marketization, educational privatization, school choice, Sweden
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
educational work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-222608 (URN)10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.013.1712 (DOI)9780190264093 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-03-22 Created: 2024-03-22 Last updated: 2024-03-22Bibliographically approved
Lundahl, L., Lindgren, J., Rosvall, P.-Å. & Sundelin, Å. (2023). Att komma vidare: introduktionsprogram som stöd för unga i riskfyllda övergångar (1ed.). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
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2023 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2023. p. 283 Edition: 1
Keywords
ungas utbildningsvägar, gymnasiebehörighet, introduktionsprogram, stöd, lokal variation
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Research subject
educational work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-213228 (URN)9789144155630 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2017-03591
Note

Boken sammanställd med bidrag av: Lisbeth Lundahl, Joakim Lindgren, Per-Åke Rosvall och Åsa Sundelin.

Available from: 2023-08-23 Created: 2023-08-23 Last updated: 2024-04-24Bibliographically approved
Lindgren, J. & Lundahl, L. (2023). "Det gäller att kämpa": elever om tiden innan, på och efter Sprint. In: Att komma vidare: introduktionsprogram som stöd för unga i riskfyllda övergångar (pp. 165-203). Studentlitteratur AB
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2023 (Swedish)In: Att komma vidare: introduktionsprogram som stöd för unga i riskfyllda övergångar, Studentlitteratur AB, 2023, p. 165-203Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Studentlitteratur AB, 2023
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-223579 (URN)9789144155630 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Note

Boken sammanställd med bidrag av: Lisbeth Lundahl, Joakim Lindgren, Per-Åke Rosvall och Åsa Sundelin.

Available from: 2024-04-20 Created: 2024-04-20 Last updated: 2024-04-24Bibliographically approved
Lundahl, L. & Lindgren, J. (2023). Kunskapsläget. In: Att komma vidare: introduktionsprogram som stöd för unga i riskfyllda övergångar (pp. 23-34). Studentlitteratur AB
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2023 (Swedish)In: Att komma vidare: introduktionsprogram som stöd för unga i riskfyllda övergångar, Studentlitteratur AB, 2023, p. 23-34Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Studentlitteratur AB, 2023
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-223577 (URN)9789144155630 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Note

Boken sammanställd med bidrag av: Lisbeth Lundahl, Joakim Lindgren, Per-Åke Rosvall och Åsa Sundelin.

Available from: 2024-04-20 Created: 2024-04-20 Last updated: 2024-04-24Bibliographically approved
Lundahl, L. (2023). Lokala beslutsfattare om de unga och övergångarna. In: Att komma vidare: introduktionsprogram som stöd för unga i riskfyllda övergångar (pp. 63-84). Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lokala beslutsfattare om de unga och övergångarna
2023 (Swedish)In: Att komma vidare: introduktionsprogram som stöd för unga i riskfyllda övergångar, Studentlitteratur AB, 2023, p. 63-84Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Studentlitteratur AB, 2023
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-223734 (URN)9789144155630 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Note

Boken sammanställd med bidrag av: Lisbeth Lundahl, Joakim Lindgren, Per-Åke Rosvall och Åsa Sundelin.

Available from: 2024-04-24 Created: 2024-04-24 Last updated: 2024-04-24Bibliographically approved
Sundelin, Å. & Lundahl, L. (2023). Lärares och vägledares arbete med riskhyllda övergångar i grundskolan. In: Att komma vidare: introduktionsprogram som stöd för unga i riskfyllda övergångar (pp. 101-119). Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lärares och vägledares arbete med riskhyllda övergångar i grundskolan
2023 (Swedish)In: Att komma vidare: introduktionsprogram som stöd för unga i riskfyllda övergångar, Studentlitteratur AB, 2023, p. 101-119Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Studentlitteratur AB, 2023
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-223735 (URN)9789144155630 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Note

Boken sammanställd med bidrag av: Lisbeth Lundahl, Joakim Lindgren, Per-Åke Rosvall och Åsa Sundelin.

Available from: 2024-04-24 Created: 2024-04-24 Last updated: 2024-04-24Bibliographically approved
Sundelin, Å. & Lundahl, L. (2023). Managing critical transitions: Career support to young people risking ineligibility for upper secondary education. European Educational Research Journal, 22(4), 572-591
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2023 (English)In: European Educational Research Journal, E-ISSN 1474-9041, Vol. 22, no 4, p. 572-591Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper focuses on the support given by schools to students who are likely to leave Swedish compulsory education without the grades required to enter upper secondary education (USE). The aim is to increase knowledge about career counselors’ and teachers’ strategies and work in lower secondary schools in order to facilitate this critical transition, and to examine factors influencing this support. It takes as its starting point theoretical frameworks stressing the agency of professionals in welfare organizations, and the importance of support during the educational transitions of young people at risk. The paper builds on interviews with 20 teachers and career counselors in six municipalities of varying character. Teachers’ and career counselors’ micro-choices have a major impact on the support provided to students. Their work consists of direct and indirect support, with the former referring to prescribed professional assignments. Indirect support, taking the form of advocacy, relational, and emotional work, is not officially recognized, but appears to be a necessary precondition for the direct support. The transition seems to be at risk of becoming overly fragile unless the support is characterized by sustained collaboration between school actors in compulsory school, and between compulsory and USE levels.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2023
Keywords
Educational transitions, professional autonomy, at risk students, secondary education, career support
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-194811 (URN)10.1177/14749041221094439 (DOI)000799395700001 ()2-s2.0-85130918034 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2017-03591
Available from: 2022-05-18 Created: 2022-05-18 Last updated: 2023-09-05Bibliographically approved
Vaezghasemi, M., Vogt, T., Lindkvist, M., Pulkki-Brännström, A.-M., Richter Sundberg, L., Lundahl, L., . . . Ivarsson, A. (2023). Multifaceted determinants of social-emotional problems in preschool children in Sweden: An ecological systems theory approach. SSM - Population Health, 21, Article ID 101345.
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2023 (English)In: SSM - Population Health, ISSN 2352-8273, Vol. 21, article id 101345Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Social-emotional problems occurring early in life can place children at future risk of adverse health, social and economic outcomes. Determinants of social-emotional problems are multi-layered and originate from different contexts surrounding children, though few studies consider them simultaneously. We adopted a holistic approach by using Bronfenbrenner's process-person-context-time model as a structuring device. We aimed to assess what characteristics of families and children from pregnancy, over birth, and up to 3 years of age are associated with social-emotional problems in boys and girls. This study used regional data from the Salut Programme, a universal health promotion programme implemented in Antenatal and Child Health Care, and data from national Swedish registers. The study population included 6033 3-year-olds and their parents during the period 2010–2018. Distinct logistic regression models for boys and girls were used to assess associations between the family social context, parents' lifestyle, parent's mental health, children's birth characteristics, and indicators of proximal processes (the independent variables); and children's social-emotional problems as measured by the parent-completed Ages and Stages Questionnaire: Social-Emotional between 33 and 41 months of age (the outcome). Overall, a less favourable family social context, detrimental lifestyle of the parents during pregnancy, and parents' mental illness from pregnancy onwards were associated with higher odds of social-emotional problems in 3-year-olds. Higher screentime and infrequent shared book-reading were associated with higher odds of social-emotional problems. The multifaceted determinants of children's social-emotional problems imply that many diverse targets for intervention exist. Additionally, this study suggests that Bronfenbrenner's process-person-context-time theoretical framework could be relevant for public health research and policy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2023
Keywords
Social-emotional health, Mental health, Preschool children, Ecological systems theory:sweden
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Pediatrics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-204344 (URN)10.1016/j.ssmph.2023.101345 (DOI)2-s2.0-85147123061 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2021-00155
Available from: 2023-02-02 Created: 2023-02-02 Last updated: 2024-07-02Bibliographically approved
Lundahl, L. (2023). Resurser och strategier i kommuner av skilda slag. In: Att komma vidare: introduktionsprogram som stöd för unga i riskfyllda övergångar (pp. 45-62). Studentlitteratur AB
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2023 (Swedish)In: Att komma vidare: introduktionsprogram som stöd för unga i riskfyllda övergångar, Studentlitteratur AB, 2023, p. 45-62Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Studentlitteratur AB, 2023
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-223733 (URN)9789144155630 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Note

Boken sammanställd med bidrag av: Lisbeth Lundahl, Joakim Lindgren, Per-Åke Rosvall och Åsa Sundelin.

Available from: 2024-04-24 Created: 2024-04-24 Last updated: 2024-04-24Bibliographically approved
Lindgren, J. & Lundahl, L. (2023). Slutsatser och diskussion. In: Att komma vidare: introduktionsprogram som stöd för unga i riskfyllda övergångar (pp. 241-267). Studentlitteratur AB
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2023 (Swedish)In: Att komma vidare: introduktionsprogram som stöd för unga i riskfyllda övergångar, Studentlitteratur AB, 2023, p. 241-267Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Studentlitteratur AB, 2023
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-223580 (URN)9789144155630 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Note

Boken sammanställd med bidrag av: Lisbeth Lundahl, Joakim Lindgren, Per-Åke Rosvall och Åsa Sundelin.

Available from: 2024-04-20 Created: 2024-04-20 Last updated: 2024-04-24Bibliographically approved
Projects
TROUBLESOME TRANSITIONS School-to-work transitions of young people at risk in a longitudinal perspective [2009-05964_VR]; Umeå UniversityErsättning för Lisbeth Lundahls uppdrag som ledamot i Kommittén för utbildningsvetenskap 2010-2012 och 2013-2015. [2010-06367_VR]; Umeå UniversityNetwork: National research network Career Development and career guidance [2010-01425_Forte]; Umeå UniversitySpecial transitions. The importance of special education for young people´s study success and transition patterns in Swedish and international perspective [2011-07239_VR]; Umeå UniversityNetwork: Career development, transitions and career guidance [2014-02651_Forte]; Umeå UniversityLearning for Career Management Skills [2015-01029_Forte]; Umeå University; Publications
Lundahl, L., Lovén, A., Holm, A.-S., Lindblad, M. & Rolfsman, E. (2020). Framtiden i sikte: skolans stöd för ungas karriärlärande (1:1ed.). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Moving on, Youth attending an introduction program and their career support in varying local contexts [2017-03591_VR]; Umeå University; Publications
Lundahl, L., Lindgren, J., Rosvall, P.-Å. & Sundelin, Å. (2023). Att komma vidare: introduktionsprogram som stöd för unga i riskfyllda övergångar (1ed.). Lund: Studentlitteratur ABLindgren, J. & Lundahl, L. (2023). "Det gäller att kämpa": elever om tiden innan, på och efter Sprint. In: Att komma vidare: introduktionsprogram som stöd för unga i riskfyllda övergångar (pp. 165-203). Studentlitteratur ABLundahl, L. & Lindgren, J. (2023). Kunskapsläget. In: Att komma vidare: introduktionsprogram som stöd för unga i riskfyllda övergångar (pp. 23-34). Studentlitteratur ABLundahl, L. (2023). Lokala beslutsfattare om de unga och övergångarna. In: Att komma vidare: introduktionsprogram som stöd för unga i riskfyllda övergångar (pp. 63-84). Studentlitteratur ABSundelin, Å. & Lundahl, L. (2023). Lärares och vägledares arbete med riskhyllda övergångar i grundskolan. In: Att komma vidare: introduktionsprogram som stöd för unga i riskfyllda övergångar (pp. 101-119). Studentlitteratur ABSundelin, Å. & Lundahl, L. (2023). Managing critical transitions: Career support to young people risking ineligibility for upper secondary education. European Educational Research Journal, 22(4), 572-591Lundahl, L. (2023). Resurser och strategier i kommuner av skilda slag. In: Att komma vidare: introduktionsprogram som stöd för unga i riskfyllda övergångar (pp. 45-62). Studentlitteratur ABLindgren, J. & Lundahl, L. (2023). Slutsatser och diskussion. In: Att komma vidare: introduktionsprogram som stöd för unga i riskfyllda övergångar (pp. 241-267). Studentlitteratur ABLundahl, L. & Lindgren, J. (2023). Syfte och inramning. In: Att komma vidare: introduktionsprogram som stöd för unga i riskfyllda övergångar (pp. 1-22). Studentlitteratur ABLundahl, L. (2023). Verktyg för insamling, bearbetning och analys av data. In: Att komma vidare: introduktionsprogram som stöd för unga i riskfyllda övergångar (pp. 35-42). Studentlitteratur AB
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