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Popular education in times of societal transformation: A Swedish perspective
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2012 (English)In: AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ADULT LEARNING, ISSN 1443-1394, Vol. 52, no 2, 237-256 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this philosophical and historical position paper is to discuss the ways in which Popular Education — folkbildning — as contributed to the social transformation of Sweden through self-directed and collaborative educational practices. One of our premises is that individual transformative learning, fostered by folkbildning, has contributed to a collective transformation of Swedish society since the late 1890s and laid the ground for a modern and coherent society with a high level of trust among its citizens.

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Melbourne - Australia, 2012. Vol. 52, no 2, 237-256 p.
Keyword [en]
study circles, popular education/folkbildning, mentality, popular movements, transformative learning, societal transformation, communicative action, strategic/instrumental action
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-71406OAI: diva2:570205
Available from: 2012-11-19 Created: 2012-01-27 Last updated: 2012-11-19Bibliographically approved

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