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By Torsten Husen

In those memoirs, Torsten Husen, Professor Emeritus of schooling on the college of Stockholm, conveys a desirable photograph of the tutorial international from the l940s onwards and of the extreme advancements in schooling and psychology. Professor Husen is an the world over said specialist on tuition affairs. because the first holder of the Chair of academic study on the Stockholm tuition of schooling, he grew to become deeply concerned with coverage learn tied to the varsity reforms and his study and writing have without delay affected the global debate at the constitution and content material of secondary and higher secondary education. He used to be a founder member of the overseas organization for the evaluate of academic fulfillment (IEA) and as Chairman of the Board of the foreign Institute for schooling making plans (IIEP) in Paris he turned more and more considering academic difficulties within the constructing international locations. this is often an account of a amazing guy whose commitment to analyze into academic difficulties around the globe might be an idea to others

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Because I had at that time just begun my licentiate studies in educational psychology on a subject concerning child psychology, I was not able to continue the interesting and rewarding study of Strindberg and psychology. The subject I chose for my thesis in educational psychology had some connection with my literary studies, since it was also concerned 32 An Incurable Academic with the vivid imagery that can be observed in the works of certain writers. The subject of my licentiate thesis was the phenomenology of so-called eidetic images.

I asked him, in the event of his deciding to accept the article for his journal, if he would try to have it typeset as soon as possible. I would thus be able to have extra copies of the proofs to enclose with my application and would avoid the costs of duplicating. He not only had the report typeset, but actually sent me offprints before the end of the month, before the issue of the journal which included the article had even been published! The general speed at which printers operated at that time meant that I was able to get no fewer than three small monographs typeset at Hakan Ohlsson's printing works in Lund.

Berg's pamphlet 'The Elementary School as a Basic School", which was written for the Schools' Conference in 1883 and inaugurated a new phase in the development of Swedish schools, had its origins in the circle of liberal school teachers and thinkers whom Fridtjuv came in contact with through his father, who had entered into an extensive correspondence with them. Anders Berg's correspondence was a goldmine for anyone who wanted to discover the ideological roots of the Basic School concept and how its advocates envisaged the connection between elementary and secondary education.

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