Neoliberalism and Market Forces in Education: Lessons from Sweden

1st Edition

Magnus Dahlstedt, Andreas Fejes

Routledge
Published February 28, 2019
Reference - 244 Pages
ISBN 9781138600881 - CAT# K387933
Series: Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics

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Summary

Neoliberalism and Market Forces in Education provides a wide perspective on the dramatic transformation of education policy in Sweden that has taken place during the last 30 years, with a specific focus on marketization. The marketization of education in Sweden is set in the wider international context of changes in education systems.

With contributions from researchers across a wide range of scientific disciplines, the book provides examples of the consequences of market orientation in education in terms of increase in inequality as well as in terms of what the market orientation means for principals, teachers and students. It considers how Sweden has developed one of the most marketized education systems in the world and the possible consequences of such processes, as identified by research.

Neoliberalism and Market Forces in Education will be of great interest to educational practitioners, politicians, scholars in the field, and postgraduate and research students in education.

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