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Education and Society towards Individualisation: A comparison between Sweden and England
Örebro University, Department of Education.
Örebro University, Department of Education.
2005 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Our aim with this essay has been to compare the current educational systems in England and Sweden. We have looked upon the political guidelines in the two countries, the role of assessments and grading, teacher education and teacher profession.

We have used text analysis as a method and thus studied national curricula and relevant literature for our research. The result shows that it seems to be an increased focus on individualisation, especially in Swedish education compared to earlier writing in national educational documents. This means there has been a change of view on educational issues from the politicians in Sweden where they allow independent schools that contribute to more individualisation in the educational field. In England this phenomenon with individualisation is not something new because they have a tradition of more private and independent education.

One important issue we have found is that there seems to be no difference whether there is a left or right government in authority. The present Social Democratic and Labour governments in both countries continue the educational policy that was introduced by the Conservative governments.

Finally, we have discussed whether this focus on individualisation might cause segregation between people in a society because it can create a competitive environment. However, we think this development is inevitable since our society is influenced by the thoughts of individualisation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. , p. 45
Keywords [en]
Education, individualisation, independent schools, England, Sweden
Keywords [sv]
Pedagogik
National Category
Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-159OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-159DiVA, id: diva2:135210
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2005-04-07
Uppsok
samhälle/juridik
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Available from: 2005-06-21 Created: 2005-06-21 Last updated: 2017-10-18

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