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Aug 30 2018

The Scandinavian countries have a long history of implementing social interventions, but the interventions have not been examined using randomised controlled trials (RCT) until relatively recently compared with countries like the United States and the United Kingdom.

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Aug 17 2018

While the Nordic countries provide an ideal case for comparative education studies, the literature in English on the Nordic vocational education and training (VET) systems is at present very limited. A four-year research project on VET at upper secondary level in the Nordic countries has resulted in two books on the theme, with contributions from NIFU researcher Håkon Høst.

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Aug 16 2018

The offspring of the elite has higher probability of acquiring elite positions than those with humbler class backgrounds – despite the education system’s explicit aim of reducing such differences. A successful management of cultural capital is a central part of this process. At the highly prestigious upper-secondary school, Schola Osloensis, a “nerdy” cultivation of highbrow culture is an important aspect of the students’ self-identity.

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May 30 2018

Cultural differences constitutes a basis for symbolic boundaries – not just between classes, but also within classes, between class fractions with high cultural resources and those with high economic resources.

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