Structural Injustices in Swedish Education

Academic Selection and Educational Inequalities

Authors: Beach, Dennis

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  • Maintains that the dream of Swedish educational equality is more myth than reality
  • Examines the Swedish education system using ethnographic and meta-ethnographic data and methodologies
  • Reveals the structural injustices at the heart of the Swedish education system
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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.

About the authors

Dennis Beach is Professor of Education at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and the Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT at the University of Borås, Sweden. He is an International Fellow of Durham University, UK and Visiting Professor at Roehampton University, UK.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • The Myth of Swedish Education Equity

    Pages 1-32

    Beach, Dennis

  • Education Differentiation Within Contemporary Globalization: A Meta-ethnographic Analysis of the Conferral of Power and Status in Modern Education Systems

    Pages 33-69

    Beach, Dennis

  • Performativity, Creativity and Personalised Learning

    Pages 71-100

    Beach, Dennis

  • Twelve Years of Upper-Secondary Education in Sweden: The Beginnings of a Neo-Liberal Policy Hegemony?

    Pages 101-131

    Beach, Dennis

  • Social Class Stereotypes in Upper-Secondary School

    Pages 133-162

    Beach, Dennis

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Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-95404-2
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Softcover $89.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-07030-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Structural Injustices in Swedish Education
Book Subtitle
Academic Selection and Educational Inequalities
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-95405-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-95405-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-95404-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07030-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 346
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