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Landahl, Joakim – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2015
The aim of this article is to explore the relationship between emotions, power and schooling. Focusing on elementary schools during the second half of the nineteenth century, when education for the masses in Sweden emerged, the article discusses the emotionology of early mass schooling. It is argued that the abolishment of the monitorial method in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Elementary Schools, Psychological Patterns
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Qvarsebo, Jonas U. D. – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2013
This article examines the vision of the Swedish comprehensive school reform between 1946-1962 as it pertains to the ever-troubling questions of discipline and order in school. Inspired primarily by the work of Michel Foucault and his genealogical perspective, the article problematises the notion that character formation and school discipline…
Descriptors: Discipline, Politics of Education, School Restructuring, Progressive Education
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Larsson, Anna – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2012
This article demonstrates the "discovery of the social life of schoolchildren" by showing how an interest for children's peer relations emerged in a Swedish educational and medial context. Drawing on historical and sociological childhood studies, the article analyses the concept of schoolchildren's social life in the 1950s, 1960s and…
Descriptors: Social Life, Peer Relationship, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Chartier, Anne-Marie – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2008
Indeed, for more than a century, most Western nations have made school compulsory in order to teach all children, and it was widely believed that compulsory schooling would eradicate illiteracy and guarantee progress. However, this approach was questioned by a historical study of elementary schooling. Egil Johansson explained in his study how all…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Literacy