Lookup NU author(s): Dr Kristoffer Halvorsrud
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This article presents a review of extant research on student dropout in Norway, originally included as part of a systematic review. The article contextualises the foundational principle of equality as championed by the welfare state and identifies the significance of dropout in upper secondary education in Norway. The article then assesses whether dropout has been sufficiently addressed by exploring dropout measures that have been implemented and evaluated. It is argued that although equality of access to upper secondary education has been improved, the enduring significance of student dropout reveals concealed educational inequalities of outcomes in a social democratic ‘welfare state’.
Author(s): Halvorsrud K
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: London Review of Education
Online publication date: 01/07/2017
Acceptance date: 18/01/2017
Date deposited: 17/03/2017
ISSN (electronic): 1474-8479
Publisher: UCL IOE Press
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