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ERIC Number: ED026574
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 43
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Reference Count: 0
Adult Education in Sweden.
Stahre, Sven-Arne
The chief components of Swedish formal adult education are (1) independent lectures, which stress popularization of public affairs and of selected aspects of culture, science, and technology; (2) the folk high schools, whose object is to impart to young adults a general and civic education; (3) special schools operated by the popular movements; and (4) study circles, which are fellowship groups that meet to pursue theoretical and practical study of particular subjects according to a predetermined plan. Lecture activities are organized and coordinated at several levels, and receive some government support; the study circles and folk high schools are largely government subsidized. Study circles, annually serving one out of ten adult Swedes, cover a broad range of subjects; fine arts and foreign languages have become especially popular. Lecture series, residential courses, mass media, libraries, correspondence study, and other programs supplement the study circles. (The document includes enrollment and attendance data, lecture activities (1963-64), and a list of 13 approved national adult education organizations.) (ly)
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Authoring Institution: Swedish Inst., Stockholm.
Identifiers: Sweden