Afternoon tea med samtal om skolan

Det brittiska och det svenska skolsystemet har en hel del gemensamt, men är också olika på flera sätt. Friskolornas riksförbund bjuder in till ett samtal om den svenska och den brittiska skolan och vad vi kan lära av varandra. På engelska.

 

Similarities and differences between Swedish and English schools, what can we learn from each other?

In England, there is a long tradition of voluntarily organized schools, both publicly and privately funded. In recent years, two new school forms have arisen: Academy schools, aiming at replacing poorly-performing Community schools; and most recently, Free schools, introduced in 2011, with inspiration from the Swedish system. Free schools are funded by taxpayers, academically non-selective and free to attend. They may be set up by parents, teachers, charities or businesses. For-profit schools are not allowed. On the other hand, privately runs schools in England typically have a greater freedom to establish their own curriculum. In England, as well as in Sweden, there is a vital discussion regarding all children’s right to equal opportunity, regardless of their family background. At the same time, school results are sinking, and children’s commitment to traditional education is questioned. What can be done to meet these challenges, and which part can free schools play?

Medverkande: Toby Young, författare och journalist, samt grundare av en av de första brittiska friskolorna London Free School. Åsa Melander, skolplaneringschef, Hackney London. Gabriel H Sahlgren, forskningschef Centre for Market Reform of Education vid Institute of Economic Affairs i London, samt affilierad forskare vid Institutet för Näringslivsforskning (IFN). Claes Nyberg, vd, Friskolornas riksförbund.

Kontakt: Kontakt: Fredrika Fredmark, fredrika.fredmark@friskola.se, 0708-530758