Ethnological research about school grades impacts the public debate


Former PhD student in Ethnology, Göran Nygren, concluded in his dissertation that Swedish pupils with good grades usually have well educated parents who help them a lot with schoolwork. His research has gained a lot of attention in media and public debate. A recent example is that the former minister of education, Lina Axelsson Kihlblom, refered to the dissertation in a debate article about the Swedish school grades system. 

Switch the website language to Swedish to find links to the debate article, and Görans dissertation, both written in Swedish. 


Last modified: 2023-11-28