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ERIC Number: EJ1061854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 22
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ISSN: ISSN-0046-760X
Multiplying the Origins of Mass Schooling: An Analysis of the Preconditions Common to Schooling and the School Building Process in Sweden, 1840-1900
Westberg, Johannes
History of Education, v44 n4 p415-436 2015
The emergence of mass schooling is undoubtedly one of the most significant transformations that took place during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This article takes a new approach to this fundamental issue by analysing the historical conditions required for the construction of school buildings and the advent of mass schooling, in the 1840-1900 period. Using the school building process as a point of departure, the growth of schooling is tied not only to well-known factors such as industrialisation, state formation processes and the decentralisation of school systems, but also to the expansion of the market economy, modernisation of the credit market, liberalisation of the real property market, changes in local tax systems, and the expansion of the building materials market. Thus, a broader and largely novel explanation of the emergence of mass schooling is accomplished.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden