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Structural Injustices in Swedish Education: Academic Selection and Educational Inequalities
University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT. (PAUS)
2018 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

While Sweden is often viewed as a benchmark for equality within education, this book examines this assumption in greater depth. The author argues that Sweden’s education system – even prior to the global spread of neoliberalism in education, meta-policies and privatization – was never particularly equal. Instead, what became apparent was a system that offered advantages to the upper social classes under a sheen of meritocracy and tolerable inequalities. Combining ethnographic and meta-ethnographic methodologies and analyses, the author examines the phenomenon of structural injustice in the Swedish education system both vertically and diachronically across a period of intensive transformation and reform. This revealing volume offers a mode of engagement that will be of value and interest to researchers and students of injustices within education, as well as policy makers and practitioners.

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Singapore: Springer Publishing Company, 2018.
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Educational Sciences
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Teacher Education and Education Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15364ISBN: 978-3-319-95405-9 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-15364DiVA, id: diva2:1267188
Available from: 2018-11-30 Created: 2018-11-30 Last updated: 2019-01-03Bibliographically approved

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