On Tuesday, teachers newly arrived in Sweden from across the Arab world were celebrating the end of their six-month fast-track course at Stockholm University. To cut the time it takes them to start teaching in Swedish schools, much of the course was taught in Arabic.
- Instruction in Arabic.
Summer is here which means it is graduation season. Radio Sweden spoke with two foreign-born high school students about the celebrations.
- Recent study.
Children who attend gender-neutral preschools are less likely to stereotype and more willing to play with children of the opposite sex than children in more traditional preschools, according to a recent study.
- More sport.
Education minister Gustav Fridolin announced on Tuesday that children in secondary schools will have 100 more hours of sports and health lessons in the future.
- President of teacher's union: This will make it possible for teachers to teach.(3:46 min) (3:46 min)Supported by teachers.
The National Teaching Union welcomes parliament's decision to extend temporary residency permits for young asylum seekers, even after the age of 18, so that they can finish their studies.
- Closer than ever.
Swedish-speaking people from Finland have fought for decades to be recognised as a national minority in Sweden. On Wednesday, the Swedish parliament voted in favour of investigating the matter.
- Government report.
As Education Minister Gustav Fridolin received the report from the National School Commission, he was clutching a copy of the last such report – from 1948, which helped to shape Sweden’s social democratic education system.
The government-appointed National School Commission recommended solutions for less segregated classrooms with a mix of pupils from high and low socio-economic backgrounds and abilities at a press conference on Thursday.
- Expert: Work to prevent bullying has not been as prioritised as it should have been.(3:12 min) (3:12 min)PISA survey.
The number of 15-year-olds who feel that they don't fit in at school in Sweden has increased dramatically since 2003, according to a PISA study published on Wednesday.
- PISA Survey.
Some 20 percent of 15 year-olds feel lonely, and a similar number are unable to fit in at school, according to a PISA study published on Wednesday.
- Party Congress.
Leading Social Democrat districts are pushing for an end to state-funded religious schools in Sweden, after male and female pupils from Stockholm's Al-Azharskolan were filmed being segregated.
- Patients' perspective.
How do you have cancer at a party? That is one of the questions a new course at Lund University, for cancer patients and their relatives, is trying to answer.
- Replacement papers.
Sweden's schools agency has said headmasters can give pupils an emergency replacement National Test on Friday, after questions were found circulating on social media platform Snapchat.
- Seventh Day Adventists.
Starting in 2018, Sweden’s university entrance exam will be offered on Sundays in order to accommodate minority religious groups.
- Swedish Schools Inspectorate.
A survey of most of Sweden’s ninth grade students found that more than one in ten do not feel secure at school.