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  Sweden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sweden was first mentioned in the 1st century, by Roman historian Tacitus, who wrote that the Suiones tribe lived out in the sea and were powerful in both arms and ships.
Sweden is known for having an uneven distribution of income, where the income in major towns are higher than in the countryside.
In the south of Sweden leaf-bearing trees are prolific, in the north pines and hardy birches dominate the landscape.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sweden   (4411 words)

  
 Facts about topic: (Education in Sweden)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The education (The activities of educating or instructing or teaching; activities that impart knowledge or skill) al system in Sweden is based on a nine year primary school (A school for young children; usually the first 6 or 8 grades), or "Grundskola" with mandatory attendance.
Besides the general academic degrees described the system of higher education in Sweden also provides a number of professional degree (additional info and facts about professional degree) s awarded by establishments on the outside of, and on occasion by separate schools within, the public university system.
However many times post-secondary education (additional info and facts about post-secondary education) is required before being admitted at university or university college.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/e/ed/education_in_sweden.htm   (993 words)

  
 Meänkieli and Sweden Finnish
Sweden Finnish is predominantly spoken in and around the capital of Stockholm, in the central Swedish Mälardalen region, in urban centres along the Baltic shore, and in and around the second largest city, Gothenburg on the West coast.
The creation of educational units in basic school for a minority language was dependent on the amount of children who requested instruction in the mother tongue at the same school: 5 pupils wishing to receive mother tongue instruction in the municipality were needed to start a class/unit.
Sweden Finnish in the remainder of the country is moving towards language shift to Swedish, in a similar manner as has been the case during the earlier seven or eight centuries.
www1.fa.knaw.nl /mercator/regionale_dossiers/regional_dossier_meankieli_in_sweden.htm   (13065 words)

  
 EDUCATION IN SWEDEN
Sweden has a long tradition of educating people in reading and writing.
Both of these two kinds of schools are free of charge and there are no tests in the end of the studies, although the higher grades a student has, the greater the possibility for the student to get to go to the university education he or she wants to go to.
Students which don't have that high grades which makes it possible for them to go to a certain kind of education can take courses to upgrade and through that get a place in the kind of studies he or she wants to have.
www.jmk.su.se /global03/project/education/martina/educ_swed.htm   (429 words)

  
 SWEDEN.SE - Higher education in Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Swedish post-secondary education used to contain a strong element of national planning and regulation; in 1993 a new Higher Education Act came into effect which introduced a deregulation of the system, a greater autonomy for individual institutions of higher education and a wider choice for students.
In Sweden almost all higher education institutions, except for the University of Agricultural Sciences which is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, fall under the Ministry of Education and Science.
Eleven of these central government-operated higher education institutions are universities – Uppsala, Lund, Göteborg, Stockholm, Umeå, Linköping, Karlstad, Växjö, Örebro, Luleå University of Technology, and the University of Agricultural Sciences – and two are specialised institutions of higher education and research – the Karolinska Institute (medicine) and the Royal Institute of Technology, both in Stockholm.
www.sweden.se /templates/cs/BasicFactsheet____4153.aspx   (2861 words)

  
 Education: Compulsory education in Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Commission concluded that Sweden was twenty nears behind the times in her industrial development and had waited thirty years too long to grant universal suffrage.
Swedish education is highly centralized, with the Riksdag as the sole governing body and the Prime Minister as the chief political officer.
New laws increased the length of the teacher education courses, and schools are continually evaluated by local and state officials.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3673/is_200004/ai_n8899084   (1428 words)

  
 ESTIA in Sweden - Education/Higher education
The tasks of the universities and university colleges, as stated in the Higher Education Act, are three: to provide education; to carry out research and promote the development of the arts and to collaborate with the surrounding community.
To be admitted to higher education in Sweden, a student must first fulfil the general qualifications for eligibility which are common to all programmes or courses, and then meet the specific eligibility requirements which are usually imposed on applicants by the individual university or university college.
A fundamental principle in Sweden is that all public higher education is free of charge.
www.estia.educ.goteborg.se /sv-estia/edu/edu_sys5.html   (2071 words)

  
 Deaf education in Sweden
There are two unions in Sweden of which teachers in compulsory school and upper secondary, can be members.
In Sweden, when we talk about Teachers of the Deaf we generally mean for severely and profoundly deaf pupils.
Sweden has six special schools, five regional and one national, for deaf children with severe learning difficulties.
www.batod.org.uk /index.php?id=/publications/on-linemagazine/models/sweden.htm   (1122 words)

  
 Education - Population - Sweden - Europe
Organized higher education in Sweden dates from the late 15th century, when the first, and perhaps most influential, Swedish university was founded in 1477 in Uppsala.
In 1842 education in Sweden was made free and compulsory for all children between the ages of 7 and 14.
The Education Act of 1950 fundamentally changed Swedish education by abandoning the traditional two-track (university preparation and vocational education) school system of Europe and instituting the comprehensive, unitary system typical of the United States.
www.countriesquest.com /europe/sweden/population/education.htm   (349 words)

  
 Engineering Education in Sweden
Today there are seven institutions of higher education that offer education programmes leading to the degree "civilingenjor", the degree recognised by industry and academia as equivalent to a Master of Science degree.
An increasing number of students from other countries also participate in the education as a part of various exchange activities and there is an international exchange of researchers and teachers.
Engineering education and research in Sweden is not only keeping up with international standards, it is also becoming more accessible to students from abroad.
www.intstudy.com /articles/saww4a11.htm   (443 words)

  
 Consulate General of Sweden - Education
Quality education for everyone is an important element of Sweden's international competitiveness.
There is also a separate municipal adult education system, which enables adults with inadequate schooling to reach the same level of education as young people.
There are some forty institutions of higher education in Sweden.
www.swedenabroad.com /pages/general____32629.asp   (294 words)

  
 Sweden HQ : Education Sweden
Education in the spheres of engineering, the social sciences, the humanities,teaching, the health sciences, music, media education, and drama.
Council for the Renewal of Higher Education, Rådet för högre...
Sweden HQ excludes all liability of any kind (including negligence) in respect of any third party information or other material made available on, or which can be accessed using, this Website.
swedenhq.com /educationsweden/index.php   (710 words)

  
 Directory - Regional: Europe: Sweden: Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Sweden: Education  · General information on education in Sweden, from the Sweden Information Smorgasbord.
Study in Sweden  · The Swedish Institute's resource for those who are thinking about coming to Sweden as foreign students.
The National Agency for Education  · iweb · The government agency supervising child care and schools in Sweden, as well as preschool activities and child care for school children.
www.incywincy.com /default?p=68445   (256 words)

  
 LUHigher Education in Sweden
In Sweden the overriding responsibility for higher education and research rests with the Swedish Riksdag (Parliament) and the Government.
Education and research together form the remit of the Ministry of Education and Science.
The Minister responsible for education and research and therefore the head of the Ministry is Thomas Östros, the Minister for Education and Science.
www.lu.se /o.o.i.s?id=610&template=.print.t   (210 words)

  
 Transportation, Communication, Education (from Sweden) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Sweden has a large number of passenger automobiles (more than 3.8 million) compared with the size of the population.
There is a shorter coastline along the Skagerrak and Kattegat straits on the southwest, and a narrow strait, known as The Sound, separates Sweden from Denmark in the...
In a 1970 report, the National Institute of Adult Education (England and Wales) defined adult education as “any kind of education for people who are old enough to work, vote, fight and marry and who have completed the cycle of continuous education, [if any] commenced in childhood.” Adult education...
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-210807?tocId=210807   (808 words)

  
 Sami in Sweden
The task of the National Agency of Education is to ensure that government and parliament guidelines and objectives are adhered to and achieved.
In Sweden, there are about 1 million students in compulsory school, 12% are eligible for mother tongue instruction and half of these study a language other than Swedish.
Municipal adult education also includes upper-secondary education organised as courses in different subjects and is equivalent to the regular upper-secondary school for youth.
www1.fa.knaw.nl /mercator/regionale_dossiers/regional_dossier_sami_in_sweden.htm   (5248 words)

  
 ISEP Institutions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Exchanges in education and music must begin during the fall semester; placement for the spring semester only in these fields is not possible.
Founded in 1621, the city is the administrative center for Sweden's most northern province.
Many of the courses and educational programs are concerned with issues of ethnicity, migration, and nationalism in modern Europe.
www.isep.org /nus/sweden   (3411 words)

  
 STRUCTURE OF EDUCATION SYSTEM IN SWEDEN
The National Programme of upper secondary education is offered at Gymnasia and lead to the award of the Slutbetyg Från Gymnasieskola.Tuition is free.Outside the upper secondary school system there are folk high schools (Folkhögskolan) which provide state-supported adult education in one to three years of studies.
All institutions of higher education fall under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education except the University of Agricultural Sciences (Ministry of Agriculture).
Higher education is divided into undergraduate studies (courses combined towards a first degree) and postgraduate studies and research.
www.euroeducation.net /prof1/swedco.htm   (2004 words)

  
 OECD Observer: Education
Education is largely a national affair, but it is fast becoming a worldwide service industry too, even for publicly-funded systems.
The knowledge society requires not only a higher level of basic education than in the past, but also new kinds of expertise and reliable means to measure them, OECD education ministers agreed at a two-day meeting in Paris in April.
The public education systems woven into the fabric of 20th century welfare states prepared populations to contribute to society and shaped national identity.
www.oecdobserver.org /news/sectionfront.php/locale/69   (1783 words)

  
 ISSUE file: Early childhood education and care in Sweden
In short, Sweden continues its commitment to a child care system that is designed to meet the twin aims of supporting early childhood education and promoting gender equality.
The National Agency for Education ensures that national targets for child care and the school system are achieved through evaluation, development, and research, and contributes information on the current state of affairs in Swedish child care and the school system.
The Ministry of Education and Science is responsible for matters regarding education, including pre-school education and child care for school children, pre-school classes and compulsory education.
www.childcarecanada.org /res/issues/sweden.html   (590 words)

  
 Early Childhood Education and Care - Sweden: Country Note   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Early childhood education and care experienced a surge of policy attention in OECD countries during the 1990s.
Policy makers recognised that equitable access to quality early childhood education and care could both support the social needs of families and strengthen the foundations of lifelong learning for all children.
This is the fourth volume in a series of publications analysing the education indicators developed by the OECD/UNESCO World Education Indicators (WEI) programme.
www.oecd.org /LongAbstract/0,2546,en_2649_37455_2534962_1_1_1_37455,00.html   (514 words)

  
 Higher education in Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
If you study at a university in Sweden, you will either take a separate course or, if you know what you want to do with your life, a compound of courses known as a programme.
Most subjects which give separate courses offer four terms, called level A, B, C and D, where the A and B levels are the basic courses and the last two terms attract students who are seriously interested in the subject.
These things, as well as social care, pubs etc. for students, are taken care of by the student union at the university.
www.update.uu.se /~nea/universitet.html   (448 words)

  
 S-WoPEc: Changes in the Rate of Return to Education in Sweden: 1968-1991
The first is that the rate of return to education declined considerably between 1968 and 1981.
The second is that the magnitude of the decline was not the same for all levels of education, with the decline being particularly pronounced for university education.
The third is that the decline was not equally shared between men and women, with the decline being larger for women.
swopec.hhs.se /hastef/abs/hastef0006.htm   (238 words)

  
 Tanzania Development Gateway: Sweden supports education in Zanzibar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Embassy of Sweden, on behalf of the Swedish Government, will provide funding of Swedish Kronor 13,000,000 (approximately 1.9 bn/-) to support activities in the education sector for the period from December 2003 to December 2004.
The support is given to the completion of 302 classrooms and 45 offices in schools where communities have initiated construction, but are lacking roofs and other essential materials.
The Government of Sweden will also provide support to the initiative by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports to initiate the development of a new education policy and a Zanzibar Education Sector-Wide Development Programme (ZEDP).
old.developmentgateway.org /node/285491/news/item?item_id=818196   (246 words)

  
 Institute of International Education, Stockholm University
he Institute of International Education (IIE) is one of the few institutes in the Nordic countries specializing in international and comparative education.
Moreover, the Institute is active in several international networks of researchers and practitioners in the field of education.
The IIE was founded in 1971 as an answer to the increasing demand for a more international outlook and a comparative approach in educational research.
www.interped.su.se   (219 words)

  
 Scientology Effective Solutions - Drug education in Sweden
To date, more than 2.5 million young people have attended Narconon drug education presentations throughout the world, delivered by Narconon staff and supporters who work diligently to educate people of all ages about the dangers of substance abuse.
A former addict whose life was saved by the Narconon programme and a young mother concerned about the effects of drugs on her childrens’; future established the National Office for a Drug-Free Sweden.
Word of the programme’s effectiveness spread rapidly and soon, educators from across the country were contacting the Drug-Free Sweden offices to request anti-drug lectures in their own schools.
www.drugs-information.net /pg009.html   (344 words)

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