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ERIC Number: EJ1000160
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1394
Popular Education in Times of Societal Transformation--A Swedish Perspective
Gougoulakis, Petros; Christie, Michael
Australian Journal of Adult Learning, v52 n2 p237-256 Jul 2012
The aim of this philosophical and historical position paper is to discuss the ways in which Popular Education--folkbildning--has contributed to the social transformation of Sweden through self-directed and collaborative educational practices. One of our premises is that individual transformative learning, fostered by folkbildning, has contributed to a collective transformation of Swedish society since the late 1890s and laid the ground for a modern and coherent society with a high level of trust among its citizens.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden