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Transcript of Norway
Where is Norway?
Attitude Toward Education
"The Norwegian educational system aims to be among the best in the world with regards to both academic levels and breadth of participation and completion rates. The quality of [their] education and training is instrumental for the qualities developed in [their] society..."
Length of School
The school year is divided into two semesters. The fall semester starts in August and ends in December. Spring semester starts in January and ends in June. They go to school 9 months out of the year.
Division of Schools
Children are required to attend school from age 6 to age 16.
Students are allowed to start in Kindergarten and then work their way up to Primary, Lower Secondary and Upper Secondary before deciding if they want to continue their education through a College/University, or Trade/Vocational school.
Education for Affluent vs Poverty
Regardless of differences, all children and young adults have equal opportunity to education.
Private schools are available but must be approved by the government and only receive 85% of the funding that public schools receive.
At the University level adults must pay for their education; however many may be awarded grants or qualify for state funded loans.
Providing education as well as daycare
Primary (Grades 1-7) and Lower Secondary Education (Grades 8-10)
Separate Curriculum available for Sami districts (adding the Sami language to the curriculum)
Upper Secondary Education & Training (Grades Vg1, Vg2, & Vg3) ~Vg: Vocational/General Studies
12 educational programs
3 Programs for General Studies
9 Vocational Education Programs
Barneskole (Age 6-13)
Focus on all religions
In addition to core subjects of Math, Norwegian, and Science
Cost of Knowledge
Education costs for the country hover just under 7% of GDP.
Various levels of government are responsible for financing education with the state level bearing the majority of the cost.
Education is free for students until they reach college and university level and even then there are scholarships, grants and programs to defer most of the cost.
Norway is located just north of Europe with a northern border of the Norwegian Sea, a southern border of Sweden, and a southwestern border of Finland.
Ungdomsskole (Age 13-16)
Second Foreign Language
(German, French or Spanish)
Arts and Crafts
Primary School runs from ages 6 to 13
Lower Secondary runs from ages 13 to 16
Upper Secondary runs from ages 16 to 19
Roughly 1/3 of the population has not advanced past Lower Secondary.
The school day is normally from 8 or 9 in the morning and ends between 1 and 4 in the afternoon.
Norwegians start school at age 6 and finish at age 19. Everybody has to complete 13 years of school.
Recess & Physical Education
Recess - 30 minutes including 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the afternoon.
Physical Education - Includes 20-45 minutes of exercise playing ball games, dancing or practicing aerobics.
Academy Bergen - School devoted to Physical Education. Exercises commence in the mornings followed by core classes, music, health, arts and crafts.
"Education for all is a basic precept of Norwegian educational policy. Children and young people must have an equal right to education, regardless of where they live, social and cultural background or any special needs...
Education must be organized in a lifelong perspective if [they] are to meet changes in society constructively."
"The Norwegian Parliament (the Storting) and the Government define the goals and decide the framework for the education sector. The Ministry of Education and Research is responsible for carrying out national educational policy. National standards are ensured through legislation, regulations, curricula and framework plans."
Education & Research
Programs for General Studies
Program for Specialization in General Studies
Program for Sports and Physical Education
Program for Music, Dance and Drama
Vocational Education Programs
Program for Building and Construction
Program for Design, Arts and Crafts
Program for Electricity and Electronics
Program for Health and Social Care
Program for Media and Communication
Program for Agriculture, Fishing and Forestry
Program for Restaurant and Food Processing
Program for Service and Transport
Program for Technical and Industrial Production
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"Fysisk Aktivitet Og Måltider I Skolen." - Regjeringen.no. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.
"Innenriks." Aftenposten. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.
"The Norwegian Education System." - Regjeringen.no. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.
"Welcome to the Frontpage." Welcome to the Frontpage. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.