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Norlin, Björn – History of Education, 2016
This paper uses a specific phenomenon of early-modern education in Sweden, the school jail, as a point of departure for a broader analysis of educational policy in the areas of discipline and moral instruction. The paper demonstrates how the jail evolved as a part of a wider network of objects, pedagogical technologies and social routines in this…
Descriptors: Educational History, Discipline Policy, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Larsson, Esbjörn – History of Education, 2016
This article investigates the economic aspects of monitorial education in Sweden during the 1820s. In contrast to previous research, which has often emphasised monitorial education as a cheap method of education, this article shows that this was rarely the case. Monitorial education could in fact lead to increased costs, especially during the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Costs, Economic Factors, Foreign Countries
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Dolatkhah, Mats; Hampson Lundh, Anna – History of Education, 2016
This study investigates reading activities in Swedish primary school classrooms during the late 1960s. Sound and video recordings of 223 Swedish lessons held between 1967 and 1969 are used to analyse the activity of reading as taught and performed. The results indicate that the practice of informational reading, often based on finding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Programs, Elementary Education, Classroom Observation Techniques
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Bloomfield, Anne – History of Education, 2005
Martina Bergman-Osterberg came to London from Sweden versed in the theory and practice of Swedish gymnastics as taught by Per Henrik Ling (1776-1881), and introduced his system into British schools, first while working for the London School Board and subsequently by establishing the Dartford College of Physical Training. This paper examines the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Educational History, Educational Philosophy