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ERIC Number: EJ956116
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0030-9230
The Discovery of the Social Life of Swedish Schoolchildren
Larsson, Anna
Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, v48 n1 p121-135 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 1970s in relation to changes in education, society and behavioural science. At the centre of attention is the apparent shift around 1970, observable in new interests in bullying among school children, when peer relations, going from almost unnoticed, became, seemingly overnight, the centre of the Swedish media discussions of children and school. (Contains 62 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden