The Learning Society Revisited

The Learning Society Revisited

1st Edition - July 24, 1986

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  • Editor: Torsten Husen
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483296333

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Torsten Husén has brought together in this volume a collection of his own essays, the topics of which reflect his long and distinguished career both as an academic and as a practical researcher. The essays are grouped under six main themes on which he has worked over the years: research and policy making; educational reforms; equality and meritocracy; the impact of education on career; international and comparative dimensions; and present trends and future perspectives. An underlying message running throughout the volume is the importance of examining educational problems from a wide social perspective, rather than solely from the narrow confines of the classroom.


Of interest to educational researchers, sociologists and educational psychologists.

Table of Contents

  • (partial) Educational research and policymaking. The Swedish school reforms: a case study in policy-oriented research. Educational research and policymaking: an international perspective. Policy implications of cross-national education surveys. Strategies of implementing school reforms. Strategies of educational innovation. Social determinants of the comprehensive school. Why comprehensive education? Second thoughts on equality in education. The dilemma between equality and excellence. Implications for educational policy of individual differences in learning ability: a comparative perspective.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 262
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 2014
  • Published: July 24, 1986
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483296333

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Torsten Husen

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University of Stockholm, Sweden

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