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ERIC Number: EJ758419
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
Pages: 26
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0826-4805
Literacy, Text, Practice, and Culture: Major Trends in the Umea History of Education Research Group, 1972-2002
Lindmark, Daniel
Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, v34 n2-3 p153-178 Jun 2003
This article presents some major research themes and findings of the leading Swedish research group in the field of literacy in history. The informal and encouraging leadership of Professor Egil Johansson was of vital importance to the creativity and productivity of the group. Prior to 1985, a few large projects on Swedish alphabetization were closely inter-related to the development of methods and resources. After 1985, research benefitted from the competence represented by the Demographic Data Base, the Swedish Archival Information, and the Research Archives. The thematic variety of the second period was promoted by the multi-disciplinary composition of the research group. Religious instruction was the primary focus of interest, and cross-cultural, multi-confessional, and comparative aspects were incorporated. The international orientation became a constitutive characteristic, contextualizing the Swedish Lutheran experience. Literacy skills, textual history, literacy practices, and print culture signify the general evolution of themes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden