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Bad marks for Sweden’s muddled teacher training in OECD report on school system

By Blog Editor, IOE Digital, on 15 May 2015

Susanne Wiborg.
This post originally appeared in The Conversation
Sweden has experienced a dramatic decline in the international ranking of its schools. Swedish 15-year-olds’ performance on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development-led Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) has declined from near the average in 2000 to significantly below average in 2012. No other country included in the PISA study has experienced a steeper decline than Sweden during this period. (more…)