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Privatizing education: free school policy in Sweden and England

Wiborg, S; (2015) Privatizing education: free school policy in Sweden and England. Comparative Education Review , 59 (3) pp. 473-497. 10.1086/681928. Green open access

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Abstract

The aim of this article is to investigate why Sweden, the epitome of social democracy, has implemented education reforms leading to an extraordinary growth in Free Schools in contrast to liberal England, where Free School policy has been met with enormous resistance. Conventional wisdom would predict the contrary, but as a matter of fact Sweden has bypassed England by far in outsourcing schools to private providers. The comparative argument promulgated in this article is that the combination of three interconnected variables—(1) type of political system, (2) party policy changes along the Left-Right dimension, and (3) the responses of the Left toward market-led reforms of education—are key in explaining this difference in Sweden and England.

Type: Article
Title: Privatizing education: free school policy in Sweden and England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1086/681928
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/681928
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Education, Practice and Society
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1475817
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