Lesson 13: The family and society

In this lesson we will:

  • Develop knowledge about financial support for families by discussing the various government insurance policies, allowances and grants to which families are entitled.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the Swedish school system by discussing expectations of and from school, school obligations, rights and freedom of choice/opportunities.
  • Develop an understanding of the Swedish school’s mission with a focus on democratic values.



Reading/ viewing/ listening

Look through the information via the links. Then answer the study questions (use forms or email):

  1. How does the Swedish education system work with schools, parents and children-what are the differences from the school system in your country?
  2. Why is democracy in schools important for children and parents?
  3. What support and services does Sweden offer children and families?

Further detailed Reading (optional):