The governors of school markets?

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Varjo , J , Lundström , U & Kalalahti , M 2018 , ' The governors of school markets? Local education authorities, school choice and equity in Finland and Sweden ' Research in Comparative and International Education , vol. 13 , no. 4 , pp. 481-498 . https://doi.org/10.1177/1745499918807038

Title: The governors of school markets?;
Local education authorities, school choice and equity in Finland and Sweden
Author: Varjo, Janne; Lundström, Ulf; Kalalahti, Mira
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Education
University of Helsinki, Department of Education
Belongs to series: Research in Comparative and International Education
ISSN: 1745-4999
Abstract: As one of the key elements of the Nordic welfare model, education systems are based on the idea of providing equal educational opportunities, regardless of gender, social class and geographic origin. Since the 1990s, Nordic welfare states have undergone a gradual but wide-ranging transformation towards a more market-based mode of public service delivery. Along this trajectory, the advent of school choice policy and the growing variation in the between-school achievement results have diversified the previously homogenous Nordic education systems. The aim of our paper is to analyse how Finnish and Swedish local education authorities comprehend and respond to the intertwinement of the market logic of school choice and the ideology of equality. The data consist of two sets of in-depth thematic interviews with staff from the local providers of education, municipal education authorities. The analysis discloses the ways in which national legislation has authorized municipal authorities to govern the provision of education.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/270215
Date: 2018-12-03
Subject: 516 Educational sciences
Finland
SWEDEN
marketization
School choice
local school governance
SEGREGATION
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