Neoliberalism and Market Forces in Education provides a wide perspective on the dramatic transformation of education policy in Sweden that has taken place during the last 30 years, with a specific focus on marketization. The marketization of education in Sweden is set in the wider international context of changes in education systems.

With contributions from researchers across a wide range of scientific disciplines, the book provides examples of the consequences of market orientation in education in terms of increase in inequality as well as in terms of what the market orientation means for principals, teachers and students. It considers how Sweden has developed one of the most marketized education systems in the world and the possible consequences of such processes, as identified by research.

Neoliberalism and Market Forces in Education will be of great interest to educational practitioners, politicians, scholars in the field, and postgraduate and research students in education.

chapter 1|12 pages

Market forces in Swedish education

ByMagnus Dahlstedt, Andreas Fejes

section 2|50 pages

School choice, inequality and segregation

chapter 2|18 pages

Public schools’ market strategies

ByHåkan Forsberg, Mikael Palme

chapter 3|16 pages

Equity and choice for newly arrived migrants

ByDennis Beach, Marianne Dovemark

chapter 4|14 pages

Consequences of free school choice and local responses

ByViktor Vesterberg, Magnus Dahlstedt

section 2|75 pages

Market forces and changing views on education

chapter 5|13 pages

Market reforms in Sweden and the OECD

ByAnders Trumberg

chapter 6|15 pages

Representations of a school in constant crisis

ByEva Reimers

chapter 7|14 pages

‘Market relevance’ and the academic-vocational divide

ByMattias Nylund

chapter 8|16 pages

Fostering entrepreneurial citizens

ByMagnus Dahlstedt, Andreas Fejes

chapter 9|15 pages

Neoliberalising adult education

ByMarie Carlson, Bengt Jacobsson

section 3|58 pages

Competition and business logic

chapter 10|15 pages

A stimulating competition at the Swedish upper secondary school market?

ByAnn-Sofie Holm, Lisbeth Lundahl

chapter 11|14 pages

Procurement as a market in adult education

ByAndreas Fejes, Diana Holmqvist

chapter 12|13 pages

School fairs as the market place of education

ByMartin Harling

chapter 13|14 pages

Swedish school companies going global

ByLinda Rönnberg

section 4|38 pages

Competition and evaluation

chapter 14|13 pages

School inspection and the market

BySara Carlbaum

chapter 15|19 pages

Trust-based evaluation in a market-oriented school system

ByJonas Vlachos

chapter 16|4 pages

Lessons from Sweden

ByAndreas Fejes, Magnus Dahlstedt