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  • Sweden plans to scrap Swedish for Immigrants courses for adult education

    The Swedish government wants to put an end to the state-run Swedish for Immigrants courses (SFI), proposing on Tuesday that the courses get taken over by the municipal adult education programme (Komvux) instead. “By moving SFI into continuing adult education, it will become easier to adjust Swedish language education to each student and combine the studies with work and internships,” […]
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  • In Sweden, class rather than ethnicity determines educational opportunities

    A survey on early school leaving finds that, except for newly arrived migrants, dropout rates are similar between native and migrant students. Social and economic factors, such as coming from a single-parent or low income household, seem to be more important factors in determining school outcomes than being from immigrant descent. Via Sveriges Radio
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  • Sweden: How to support inclusive education in a school where 99% of students are descendants of immigrants

    99 percent of the 800 students at the school Ronnaskolan in Södertälje, a city southwest of Stockholm, are pupils with a migrant background. A situation that can easily exceed school capacities, especially when considering that many pupils do not speak Swedish when arriving at school, have experienced war and expulsion in their country of origin or come from a low socio-economic background. Despite these challenges, Ronnaskolan has been remarkably successful in preparing its students for secondary education and providing quality education.
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  • Sweden: More education in Swedish to newly-arrived students

    In the coming budget proposal, more hours of education in Swedish are proposed, equal to three hours more a week, for newly-arrived students in order to raise their results. In the autumn of 2014, newly-arrived students in secondary school will during four semesters get more education hours in Swedish or Swedish as second language. The government has proposed that newly-arrived […]
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