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The view of knowledge has been distorted


The national curriculum for Swedish schools is an expression of “postmodern constructivist understanding of what knowledge is". This undermines genuine knowledge, explained Magnus Henrekson, IFN, in Swedish Public Radio (Studio ett). Children of immigrant parents had done better in the traditional school, he believes. Henrekson is interviewed and explains that immigrant families who are not perfect in the Swedish language are left without guidance. In fact, students are expected to analyze, evaluate and compare without first having sufficient knowledge skills.

In this suite of programs about problems in the Swedish school, Gustav Fridolin, Minister for Education, is interviewed as well as parents and teachers.

Listen to the interview with Magnus Henrekson, in Swedish (about 5:30 into the program)

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