Skolverket (also: National Agency for Education ) is the Swedish authority for schools and adult education, and was founded in 1991.
It was founded in connection with the change in responsibility for the Swedish school system: State control was replaced by a goal-oriented system with significant local responsibilities. The communities were given responsibility for school organization, staff and resources.
On March 1, 2003, the Central Office was split off by hiving off the School Development Authority ( Myndigheten för skolutveckling ). The new authority should help the Skolverket to further develop the various school systems, e.g. B. support preschool, general school and adult education . In 2008 the two authorities were merged again.
- http://www.skolverket.se/ (Swedish, English)
- Three new school boards , Public State Inquiry SOU 2007: 79 (PDF, Swedish).