Sweden - Designing programmes to meet the needs of individual learners

This case study illustrates how a medium sized town in central Sweden, Södertälje, with a population of 93,000 has developed an approach to meet the needs of a large number of learners who are not eligible for education in upper secondary schools. Södertälje has gained attention because it has received more refugees from the war in Iraq than the whole of the U.S.A. In 2008 the town’s mayor was invited to give a speech in the U.S. Congress. Recently arrived migrants are overrepresented in the groups of learners that, because of language barriers, do not complete compulsory school and are not eligible for upper secondary education. Consequently the town has had to be innovative and has designed education to meet the needs of these, as well as all, individual learners. Its school, Moraberg Studiecentrum, adapted its introductory programme so that learners can combine an introduction to VET studies with studies in Swedish. This programme enables learners to become eligible to enter upper secondary school, other forms of education or employment. The case study covers initial VET which is based in work and in VET schools.

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For more information contact: ann-marie.back-blad@sodertalje.se

VET provider: https://www.sodertalje.se/skola-och-forskola/gymnasieskola/vara-gymnasieskolor/morabergs-studiecentrum/

CITY: Södertälje, Sweden

This case study was prepared in 2017 as part of the work on EQAVET+ organised by the EQAVET Network.


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