Local Education Policies

Comparing Sweden and Britain

  • Christine Hudson
  • Anders Lidström

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christine Hudson, Anders Lidström
      Pages 3-26
    3. Christine Hudson, Anders Lidström
      Pages 27-64
  3. Choice, Markets and Education

  4. Schools and Local Development Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
  5. The Governance of Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Olof Johansson, Leif Lundberg
      Pages 181-203
    3. Sue Cara, Charles Landry, Stewart Ranson
      Pages 205-229
  6. Concluding Section

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Anders Lidström, Christine Hudson
      Pages 233-241
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 242-243

About this book


In the Western world, education policy has increasingly become a local matter. Localities and schools adjust education to meet specific local needs, fragmentation and diversity. Globalization and the greater emphasis on knowledge in society however, also embody strong streamlining tendencies. This edited volume examines and compares the way in which local education systems in Britain and Sweden are created in the interplay between common tendencies of change and particular local conditions.


Diversity education education policy globalization Governance learning school

Editors and affiliations

  • Christine Hudson
    • 1
  • Anders Lidström
    • 1
  1. 1.Umeå UniversitySweden

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