Skolplikten och dess befrielsegrunder: Om praktiskt tillämpning och lagstiftning
2007 (Swedish)In: Utbildning och Demokrati, ISSN 1102-6472, Vol. 16, no 1, 9-29 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
COMPULSORY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AND THE GROUNDS FOR EXEMPTION. PRACTICALAPPLICATION AND LEGISLATION. This article examines conflicts that may arisebetween the education system and parents regarding specific elements in achild’s education. Such conflicts may stem from a divergence between familynorms and the norms of the school. Potential areas of conflict include thechild’s participation in physical education lessons or a school trip. Thearticle is divided into two parts. The first compares four different schools’attitudes concerning the possibility of children opting out of compulsoryschool activities at the family’s request. The results show that attitudestowards families vary between schools. The second part of the articleexamines the issue of compulsory school attendance in a legal sense, in thelight of the legislation on the subject and the legal literature. The law oncompulsory attendance is unclear, but court rulings show that it is notlawful to allow children to opt out of specific elements of their educationon the basis of their parents’ wishes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 16, no 1, 9-29 p.
education, compulsory school attendance law.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-24181OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-24181DiVA: diva2:196955
Part of urn:nbn:se:su:diva-67362007-03-292007-03-292010-07-12Bibliographically approved