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Pisa study: "We can't be satisfied with a minor improvement"

2016-12-05


"My guess is that we will see a slight improvement in the Swedish results," says Professor Magnus Henrekson in an interview in today's Dagens Samhälle with regard to the Pisa study, which will be presented on Tuesday. Should this be the case, he says, we still can not rest on our laurels. "We really can not be satisfied with a minor improvement." He sums up negative trends in the Swedish school system: 1) The resistance to measuring knowledge 2) The lack of education that allow students sufficient factual basis to reflect and analyze 3) That municipal governments are the principals of schools 4) That both privatly owned and publicly run schools are focusing on supplying students with high grades.

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