Swedish schools replace tablets with books

(MENAFN) French publication Le Monde stated that Swedish schools are stepping away from screen tablets and instead choosing a more traditional paper books.

Sweden is investing around USD48m (500m SEK) in new paper books for schools, with the objective of one book for each student a subject.

Swedish Education Minister Lotta Edholm, informing a domestic Swedish newspaper, stated that “the digitalization reform in school has gone too far.”

The verdict, the minister clarified, comes in an operation to “restore reading in schools, at the expense of screen time.”

Edholm, as per Le Monde, had depicted digital technology being put to use in Swedish schools as an “experiment” and voiced her irritation at the thought that “considers digitalization to be positive, irrespective of the content.”

She also protested around books being neglected, stating that they included “advantages that no tablet can replace.”



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