Neoliberalism and Market Forces in Education: Lessons from Sweden

1st Edition

Magnus Dahlstedt, Andreas Fejes

March 5, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 256 Pages
ISBN 9781138600881 - CAT# K387933
Series: Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics

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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 marketisation. The marketisation 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 marketised 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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