ERIC Number: ED366543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Culture in School: A Development Project 1985-1991. Contribution of Education to Cultural Development.
Between fiscal years 1985-86 and 1990-91 the Swedish government earmarked funding for cultural projects. The aims were both to increase the element of culture in schoolwork and to establish and strengthen ties between school and cultural life outside school. Local municipalities could apply for funding for projects initiatiated by the schools. Funding was to support new projects and was earmarked for direct activities in the schools. County school boards reported to Sweden's National School Board on projects that won funding. The board's Information and Documentation Section maintained a database of funded projects. The activities that obtained funding were diverse--music, drama, film, and local history. Teachers and students with interests in cultural activities won greater status as a result of the projects. Teachers and students alike have found schoolwork more meaningful and enjoyable, and the projects have brought about more active, creative ways of working. To be successful, such projects must be a natural part of schoolwork. (SG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Note: Paper presented at the United Nations Educational, scientific and Cultural Organization International Conference on Education (Geneva, Switzerland, September 14-19, 1992). Forty-third Session. For related documents, see SO 023 753-762.