Die Zentralorganisation schwedischer Schüler (SECO)

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Compared to all other countries, the self-governing organisation of the Swedish Student Union has a unique position concerning its influence on Administration, Government and Parliament. Through the Teacher Union’s strike of 1966, its activities have become known in Germany. In particular, the students’ ability of organising lessons over an extended period of time has contributed to their popularity among some educators in Germany. Furthermore, all committee work of some import is passed to the Student Union for consideration and comments. Hence, Swedish student seem to be involved in all central question of import for external and internal work organisation. Many of their opinions have been integrated into Parliament decisions. Finally, Swedish students participate in teacher conferences on a regular basis and thereby contribute to educational decision making as well as to the reformulation of the curriculum. In principle, they are working for the continuing reformation of the Swedish School system.


  • Bernhard Bierschenk
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  • Psychology


  • student participation, school reform, educational decision making
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationBeiträge zur schwedischen Schulreform
EditorsWerner Bögli
PublisherVerlag Julius Beltz, Weinheim
StatePublished - 1968
Publication categoryResearch

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