Over the coming days we will release a series of videos in which, in conversation with Professor Jane Wilkinson (Monash University), Professor Lisbeth Lundahl (Umeå University, Sweden) discusses the effects of school autonomy reform in Sweden. Professor Lundahl, a key member of our International Expert Reference Group, has written extensively on the Swedish school choice revolution and its policy and equity implications and what that means for the Nordic model of education which has been historically aimed at social justice, equality and cohesion.
In this, the first of three videos, Professor Lisbeth Lundahl and Professor Jane Wilkinson discuss the history and effects of school autonomy reform in Sweden.
For further information on Professor Lundahl's work:
Holm, A. S., & Lundahl, L. (2019). A stimulating competition at the Swedish upper secondary school market?. Fejes, A. and Dahlstedt, M. (Eds) Neoliberalism and Market Forces in Education: Lessons from Sweden. Routledge.
Lundahl, L. (2016). Equality, inclusion and marketization of Nordic education: Introductory notes. Research in Comparative and International Education, 11(1), 3-12. https://doi.org/10.1177/1745499916631059
Lundahl, L., Arreman, I. E., Holm, A.-S., & Lundström, U. (2013). Educational marketization the Swedish way. Education Inquiry, 4(3), 22620.