ERIC Number: ED117355
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Lifelong Learning in Swedish Curricula. Didakometry No. 48.
Fredriksson, Lennart; Gestrelius, Kurt
An examination of the lifelong learning aspect of the central and nationwide curricula in Sweden has been made by the UNESCO Institute for Education. The concept of lifelong learning is defined and criteria for developing positive attitudes and opportunities for its development are discussed. The analysis of the curricula in the basic and upper secondary schools involved five main criteria, with a number of subgroups within each: (1) horizontal integration; (2) vertical integration; (3) individual maturity--self realization; (4) autodidactic--development of readiness for new learning and relearning; and (5) directing studies toward creativity, flexibility, and equality. Discussion of the curriculum analysis takes up more than half the document. No empirical research was undertaken for this report, but already completed studies concerning school curriculum analysis in Sweden were investigated and are discussed with reference to the five criteria used in the analysis. Conclusions state that school curriculum and everyday school activities do not necessarily correlate, with the desired development of attitudes towards lifelong learning being neglected. Adult education is briefly discussed in terms of developing lifelong learning concepts among adults and educators alike. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Swedish Board of Education, Stockholm.
Authoring Institution: School of Education, Malmo (Sweden). Dept. of Educational and Psychological Research.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden