Norway: Its Educational System
Clara Boavista

The Knowledge Promotion Reform, launched in 2006, aimed to restructure the education in Norway, to improve the student’s knowledge with the current subjects and to place that nation in a higher position within the PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) rank. This reform specifies that the formal leaders at school, in cooperation with teachers, have an undeniable responsibility towards the promotion of a good learning environment for the students. The schools’ autonomy, interlinked with the political decentralizing process, transformed local governments into important management actors, being able to delegate obligations to the schools they have under their wings. Primary and lower secondary education start with the principle of equity1 and adapted education, in order to face the social and individual inequalities of students, in a school system that is based upon the same National Curricula.

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