‘Post-Truth’ and the Decline of Swedish Education


Magnus Henrekson and Johan Wennström, IFN, write today in the popular science network Quillette that the root cause of the problems in Swedish school "is the curriculum that rejects subject knowledge, gives students excessive responsibility and weakens the role of teacher." When the knowledge vision was combined with market reforms, incentives were created to compete with nothing but knowledge ". Tyler Cowen, professor at George Mason University, also writes about the current study by Henrekson and Wennström. On Facebook, the Quillette article has been shared almost 1,500 times (19th September 2018).

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