ERIC Number: ED542681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1941
Education and Service Conditions of Teachers in Scandinavia the Netherlands and Finland. Bulletin, 1940, No. 9
Lindegren, Alina M.
US Office of Education, Federal Security Agency
This study deals with a special phase of the education systems of five small nations that have contributed much to the advancement and civilization of mankind. These countries include Denmark, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Finland. They are highly literate peoples accustomed to self-government and capable of carrying it on effectively, a capability that is due in great measure to their good schools. As near neighbors they have many common racial, cultural, and linguistic inheritances and have passed through much the same political and social development, facing similar dangers, sharing the same hopes and aspirations, and basing their lives on principles that they and other folk of culture believe to be fundamental. Those principles they are handing on to their children and are educating their teachers to help do it. Yet each of these nations has its peculiar characteristics of language, literature, culture, and form of government and in the field of education has set up a distinctive system worked out through centuries and decades for its special purposes. Those differences make it necessary to present for each country a separate account of the education of teachers and to explain the school organization and the kinds of schools in which they work. (Contains 39 tables and 5 graphs.) Individual sections contain footnotes and bibliography. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: School Organization, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Cultural Differences, Educational Development, Teacher Education, Teacher Selection, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Placement, Educational History, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Tests, Schools of Education, Philosophy, History Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, Language Arts, Professional Development, Teacher Education Programs
US Office of Education, Federal Security Agency.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Federal Security Agency, US Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Denmark; Finland; Netherlands; Norway; Sweden