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ERIC Number: EJ934173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0046-760X
Industriousness and Development of the School-System in the Eighteenth Century: The Experience of Norwegian Cities
Bull, Ida
History of Education, v40 n4 p425-446 2011
This article discusses how the Norwegian urban school system was developed during the eighteenth century. In the cities, there were laws for Latin as well as Danish schools. During the eighteenth century, schools for poor children were established, while towards the end of the century the importance of the school system in relation to the economic functioning of society was discussed. A broader range of schools was developed in most cities, meant for children of different social origins and social prospects, and different for boys and girls. The article argues that the school system was used to make the population more industrious during a period when trade capitalism made the social division in society sharper and different forms of organisation of labour were attempted. The attention on children's education was turned from consideration of the children's spiritual future to their preparation for a working life that served economic ends. (Contains 73 footnotes and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway