I am happy to present for you our new book:
The Nordic Education Model'A School for All' Encounters Neo-Liberal Policy
Series: Policy Implications of Research in Education, Vol. 1
Blossing, Ulf; Imsen, Gunn; Moos, Lejf (Eds.)
2014, XVI, 244 p
Please follow the link http://www.springer.com/education+%26+language/book/978-94-007-7124-6
to find it.
Here follows a presentation of the book:
- Examines the conflict between the traditional School for all model and more recent neo-liberal policies
- Shows that neo-liberal technologies affect the Nordic model in different ways
- Describes, analyzes and discusses a Nordic vision in relation to international trends
Against this background, The Nordic Education Model traces the rise of neo-liberal policies that have been enacted by those who believe the School for All ideology does not produce the knowledge and skills that students need to succeed in an increasingly competitive and global marketplace. It examines the conflict between these two ideas and shows how neo-liberal technologies affect the Nordic model in different ways.
The authors also show how social technologies are being interpreted in different ways in actual school practices. This process of translating national regulations into internal sense builds on the values in the culture to which they are introduced.
In the end, this book reveals that a Nordic model can constitute a delicate balance between traditional values, institutionalized practices, and contemporary, neo-liberal forms of governance and policies. It may be argued from a new institutional perspective that the main structures of the Nordic educational model will sustain as long as the deeply rooted Nordic culture survives in the globalised society.
Content Level » Research
Keywords » Aims of education policies - Comprehensive school system - Democratic reasons for schooling - Education as a public good - Education as an individual asset - Education for all - Egalitarian philosophy - Equality of school opportunities - Equity of Education - Ideology of equality - Inclusion - Moral idea of democracy - Neo-liberal education policy - Nordic educational ideology - Privatisation of education - Reducing social class differences - School for all - School reform - Traditional school structures