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ERIC Number: ED015403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 1
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ADULT EDUCATION AND SWEDISH POLITICAL LEADERSHIP.
ERICKSON, HERMAN
IN AN ATTEMPT TO EVALUATE THE INFLUENCE OF ADULT EDUCATION ON SWEDISH POLITICAL LEADERSHIP AND ON SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC PROGRESS IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY, INFORMATION WAS GATHERED ON THE EDUCATION OF POLITICAL AND LABOR LEADERS. AMONG MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT, 66 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL, 79 PERCENT OF THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS, 87 PERCENT OF AGRARIANS, 41 PERCENT OF LIBERALS, AND 33 PERCENT OF CONSERVATIVES HAD HAD RECOURSE TO ADULT EDUCATION IN SOME FORM FOR POSTELEMENTARY EDUCATION. FOLK HIGH SCHOOLS WERE MOST OFTEN NAMED, AND STUDY CIRCLES LEAST OFTEN NAMED, AS THE FORM OF ADULT EDUCATION USED BY THESE MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT. ABOUT 90 PERCENT OF THE LABOR LEADERS SURVEYED HAD RELIED ON ADULT EDUCATION (MAINLY FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC TOPICS AND LANGUAGES) BEYOND THE GENERAL GRADE SCHOOL. PROPORTIONS FOR CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS IN STOCKHOLM AND THREE OTHER SELECTED COMMUNITIES RANGED FROM 51 PERCENT TO 80 PERCENT. EVEN IN THE CABINET OF MINISTERS, SEVEN OF THE 15 MEMBERS HAD PREPARED FOR PUBLIC SERVICE THROUGH ADULT EDUCATION. FINDINGS SUGGEST THAT ADULT EDUCATION PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE SUCCESSFUL FUNCTIONING OF SWEDISH DEMOCRACY. (THE DOCUMENT INCLUDES THREE CHARTS, AND ABSTRACTS IN FRENCH AND GERMAN.) THIS DOCUMENT APPEARED IN THE INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF EDUCATION, VOLUME 12, NUMBER 2, 1966. (LY)
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (West Germany). Inst. for Education.
Identifiers: SWEDEN