Educational Policies Changed Norwegian Attainment Patterns 1950-2010Lindbekk T*
Norges Teknisk-naturvitenskapelige Universitet, Trondheim, Norway
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- Tore Lindbekk
Norges Teknisk-naturvitenskapelige Universitet Trondheim, Norway
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Received Date: August 20, 2015 Accepted Date: August 30, 2015 Published Date: September 10, 2015
Citation: Lindbekk T (2015) Educational Policies Changed Norwegian Attainment Patterns 1950-2010. J Pol Sci Pub Aff S1:008. doi:10.4172/2332-0761.S1-008
Copyright: © 2015 Lindbekk T. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Around 1950 was Norway behind the European average in educational attainments, with larger impacts of class background and gender. This changed during the next fifty years. Especially as a consequence of the expansion of compulsory education around 1960, which especially diminished the attainment impacts of class background. But the new policies of the 1990s, that expanded higher education, strenghtened its research element, and revised upper secondary curricula to support these developments, produced a fallback in these developments. The educational mobilisation of he women proceeded largely independently of policies.