Torsten Husen's An Incurable Academic. Memoirs of a Professor PDF

By Torsten Husen

ISBN-10: 0080279252

ISBN-13: 9780080279251

In those memoirs, Torsten Husen, Professor Emeritus of schooling on the collage of Stockholm, conveys a desirable photo of the educational international from the l940s onwards and of the extreme advancements in schooling and psychology. Professor Husen is an the world over said professional on university affairs. because the first holder of the Chair of academic study on the Stockholm tuition of schooling, he turned deeply interested by coverage examine tied to the varsity reforms and his study and writing have at once 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 review of academic fulfillment (IEA) and as Chairman of the Board of the foreign Institute for schooling making plans (IIEP) in Paris he grew to become more and more interested in 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 will be an thought to others

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Nelson is on the Church Council with him—or whatever it is—and so on. All of them know that Siegvald is weak and pliant. They welcome him as a pleasant colleague who will never oppose them. I'm sure they are right. But you are a young man. You don't belong to their generation. You are active to an almost alarming degree. . You as a youthful optimist should not underestimate the toughness of the professorial partisans. John Landquist's remark that he would like to see me as his Preparing to Become a Professor 43 successor incited me to make an energetic start on publishing appropriate studies.

There were three applicants: apart from myself there was Herman Siegvald, senior lecturer and elementary school inspector, who presented his thesis the same autumn as I did; and Wilhelm Sjöstrand, a senior lecturer at the University of Uppsala, who had presented a thesis a few years before on the history of military education in Sweden. The Faculty in Lund appointed four expert assessors: John Landquist, Albert Lilius, who was professor in Helsinki, David Katz, who was the holder of the Eneroth Chair of Education and Psychology in Stockholm, and Rudolf Anderberg from Uppsala, Sjöstrand's professor.

With the exception of the first term, I was associated with John AA I - *B 30 An Incurable Academic Landquist for all of the nine years I spent in Lund, first as an undergraduate, then as a graduate student and John Landquist's assistant for six years. Therefore of all my academic teachers he was the one who exercised the most decisive influence not only on my personal development but also on my academic career as a whole. I shall return to him in a separate section. Olle Holmberg, who held the Chair in the History of Literature, was my principal teacher for literature; he was a stand-offish character, difficult to make contact with.

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