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Folskoleinspektionen och moderniseringen av folkskolan i Sverige 1860-1910
Åbo akademi. (History and Education)
2012 (Swedish)In: Historisk Tidskrift (S), ISSN 0345-469X, Vol. 132, no 4, 624-651 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Mellan mitten av 1800-talet och början av 1900-talet förändrades och moderniserades folkskolan från en religiös utbildning mot en bredare medborgarutbildning. Forskare har i andra nordiska länder pekat på ett samband mellan folkskoleinspektionernas verksamhet och skolans modernisering. I denna uppsats undersöks den svenska folkskoleinspektionen och inspektörernas betydelse, både för utvecklingen av undervisningens innehåll och för stärkandet av folkskollärarna som yrkesgrupp.

Abstract [en]

The elementary school has often been ascribed a decisive role in the modernization process that took place in Sweden from the middle of the nineteenth century. The school inspection that was instituted in 1861, and whose purpose was to improve and harmonize teaching, had an important role in this development. International research has pointed to a connection between school inspection and modernization of school teaching in many countries. In Sweden, however, the practice of inspection has not been explored at any length related to the educational changes. This article investigates the role of the school inspection in the modernization of the elementary school in Sweden during the period 1860–1910 through the inspection reports from the diocese of Uppsala. The investigation shows that school inspectors performed an important function in the development towards a broadened citizen education when the number of pupils taught in history and geography grew while religious catechism teaching was reduced in favour of biblical history. Another finding is that the inspectors contributed significantly to the professionalization and strengthening of the professionalization of elementary school teachers. This took place through regular evaluations of teaching and the encouragement of teachers to participate in elementary school teaching seminars.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Svenska historiska föreningen , 2012. Vol. 132, no 4, 624-651 p.
Keyword [en]
Sweden, nineteenth century, history of education, elementary school inspection, elementary school teachers, modernization, nation building, professionalization
Keyword [sv]
Utbildningshistoria, Sverige, 1800-tal, folkskoleinspektion, folkskollärare, modernisering, nationsbygge
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Educational Sciences History
Research subject
history of education
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-61497OAI: diva2:569974
Available from: 2012-11-15 Created: 2012-11-15 Last updated: 2015-07-16Bibliographically approved

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