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Publication . Article . 2018

Vocational Education and Industrial Relations : Sweden 1910-1975

Tobias Karlsson; Fay Lundh Nilsson; Anders Nilsson;
Open Access
Published: 01 Feb 2018
Publisher: University of UMEA
Country: Sweden
In this article we discuss vocational education in Sweden against the backdrop of the changing nature of industrial relations in the period from ca 1910 to 1975. Drawing upon evidence from official inquiries and case studies of two industries (forest industry and shipbuilding), we show that Sweden in the 1940s and 1950s can be described as a collective skill formation system in the making, where firms, intermediary associations, and the state cooperated around vocational education and training. However, Sweden developed in a very different direction than similar countries. We argue that this remarkable change of trajectory cannot be understood without considering the simultaneous disintegration of the model of industrial relations, along with general changes in the system of education.
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Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Economic geography Forest industry State (polity) media_common.quotation_subject media_common Vocational education Political science Shipbuilding business.industry business Industrial relations

Library of Congress Subject Headings: lcsh:History of education lcsh:LA5-2396


Economic History, yrkesutbildning, företag, arbetsmarknadsrelationer, Sverige, 1900-talet, History, Education, vocational education and training, firms, industrial relations, Sweden, twentieth century

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