It is sad that the question of the operating model has come to completely overshadow the discussion about the real challenges in the school system. At Internationella Engelska Skolan, we want to see a constructive debate about how we together can develop the educational system, and regardless of operating model offer a variety of profiles and specialisations. The government's focus on mode of operation lacks all proportions.
To speak English "well" is not enough in today's world, writes Ms Barbara Bergström, the American science teacher who founded the English School in 1993.
Young Swedes should acquire a total inner security when speaking English. Our schools offer the best environment for achieving this. An important part of our success is that we provide a secure environment for teaching and learning. Schools should have a calm environment where teachers can teach and students learn.
These founding ideas have laid a solid ground for success. Internationella Engelska Skolan is today the largest free school organization at the compulsory level ("Grundskolan") in Sweden. Some 31 000 students attend our 43 schools around the country.
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