Data on Folkhögskola, why is it worth to fund Folkhögksola? comparative data

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Dear Statistics Sweden,

We are exploring how to open a folkhögskola in Lithuania and are looking for some data to prove our concept and to have arguments to ask for funding from governmental bodies. As Sweden has had folk highschools for 150 years, I believe you should have some statistics about it. Any data, reports, yearly comparisons etc. would be very valued, as we are preparing a study for the ministry of education in Lithuania to base our arguments.

I was wondering if you have any data or report on:

How much is spent per student in Folkhögskola per month?
Do the schools get extra funding from governmental bodies as an extra and not per student (deltager vekar)?
How much is it spent per student in University per month?
How much is it spent per 1 unemployed young person per month?
Any data on how studying in Folkhögskola affect the young people? Test groups of those who took FHSK course and those who didn't? Do more of the alumni go to universities, less drop outs while studying in university after folkhögskola, do they find jobs easier? Long term affects of folkhögskola on people? So comparative data, of why is it worth to have Folkhögskola courses for Swedish government? And how does this investment payback?

Looking forward to hearing back from you,

Yours faithfully,

Aurimas Razanauskas

Yours faithfully,

Aurimas

Statistics Sweden

Hello!

 

My name is Samuel and I work with statistics about participation in Folk
High Schools in Sweden.

Sorry for the late response. Where are looking into how to best respond to
your requests together with The Swedish National Council of Adult
Education (Folkbildningsrådet, FBR). I will get back to you right after we
have discussed your exampels and put togheter some information and
statistics.  

 

 

Med vänlig hälsning

Samuel Snickars | Utbildningsstatistik

Arbetsmarknad och utbildning

Avdelningen för social statistik och analys

SCB, statistikmyndigheten

Klostergatan 23, Örebro

010-479 64 35

[1]scb.se

 

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Statistics Sweden

Dear Aurimas,

 

We have finally put together some useful information regarding your
questions and thoughts about Folk high school.

First, I would highly recommend our rapport about participants on general
courses at folk high school we produced last year. In it you can find many
answers and it’s the best summery we have. It’s written in Swedish though.

Here is where you can find the rapport: [1]Folkhögskoleuppföljning
(scb.se)

 

Regarding how much is spent on all the different forms of education this
rapport sums it up well: [2]Kostnader för utbildningsväsendet 2014–2018
(scb.se)

In Folk high school we don’t determine the cost of a student per month.
Instead, the cost of one “deltagarvecka” (attendant week) is 1 630 Swedish
kronor. The cost on average for a whole year student is approximately
99 000 Swedish kronor, equaling approximately 61 attendant weeks (all
courses included).

 

Folk high schools can apply for extra fundings from governmental bodies,
such as [3]The National Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools to
meet higher costs from participants with more needs. Another authority is
the College of higher vocational studies where Folk high schools have
educational collaborations with.

 

Below we’re listing the web page for The Swedish National Council of Adult
Education. There are several links to different reports you can read and
learn more about Folk high schools or Folkbildning in general.

[4]About folkbildning (eng)

[5]Round evaluation (swe)

You can also visit the web page of Statistics Sweden – Folk high school:
[6]Folkhögskolestatistik (scb.se)

 

For more particular information about how the folk high school contribute
to the society, maybe the Ministry of Education is more suitiable?

 

 

We hope that you’ll find this information useful and we wish you the best
of luck!

 

 

Samuel Snickars | Utbildningsstatistik

Arbetsmarknad och utbildning

Avdelningen för social statistik och analys

SCB, statistikmyndigheten

Klostergatan 23, Örebro

010-479 64 35

[7]scb.se

 

 

Gabriel Kasto

Verksamhetsuppföljning – ekonomi och statistik, folkhögskola

Enheten för statsbidrag

Folkbildningsrådet

 

T  08-412 48 18   |   folkbildningsradet.se

Box 38074   |   100 64 Stockholm   |   Besök: Ringvägen 100

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