Education and equality of opportunity : What have we learned from educational reforms ?

@inproceedings{Holmlund2016EducationAE,
  title={Education and equality of opportunity : What have we learned from educational reforms ?},
  author={Helena Holmlund},
  year={2016}
}
Equality of opportunity has been one of the central ideas governing education policy in the Nordic welfare state. This paper takes its starting point in the shared history of educational reform in the Nordic countries, and presents evidence that the comprehensive school reforms that implied a shift from selective two-tier schooling systems to unified compulsory schools were beneficial for equality of opportunity. This evidence is compared to a choice and voucher reform that in the 1990’s… CONTINUE READING

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