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By Torsten Husen

In those memoirs, Torsten Husen, Professor Emeritus of schooling on the college of Stockholm, conveys a desirable photo of the tutorial international from the l940s onwards and of the intense advancements in schooling and psychology. Professor Husen is an the world over stated professional on tuition affairs. because the first holder of the Chair of academic study on the Stockholm tuition of schooling, he turned deeply fascinated about coverage examine tied to the college reforms and his examine and writing have at once affected the global debate at the constitution and content material of secondary and top secondary education. He was once a founder member of the overseas organization for the review of academic fulfillment (IEA) and as Chairman of the Board of the overseas Institute for schooling making plans (IIEP) in Paris he grew to become more and more considering academic difficulties within the constructing nations. this can be an account of a striking guy whose commitment to analyze into academic difficulties around the world can be an notion to others

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The experts were appointed in the spring of 1946, and the start of the autumn term was the time set for what were called "trial lectures". The applicants had exactly a week to prepare a public lecture on a prescribed subject chosen from a list of about half a dozen.

I am not so pleased about the content, but I am quite convinced that my investigations will not be appreciably diminished in value after yours have been published. But I should have been faster, and, as I've said, you should have discussed things with me. In a letter to Landquist sent a few days before the "disputation", the examination of my thesis, Cederblad draws attention to the fact that in his preliminary publications he "had stressed in the clearest possible way that (he) intended to publish hisfindingsbased on his unique material, particularly with regard to the lives and attitudes of 20-yearolds .

The occasion remains in my memory as significant for two reasons. Just as we had sat down, Tor Bonnier, the publisher, an old childhood friend of John's, came in with Georg Svensson, the editor of Bonniers Literary Magazine, and we had a brief conversation with them. During the meal I mentioned to John in passing that despite everything I had not entirely given up my academic ambitions but was hoping to be able to get a senior lectureship. " For most of 1945 I had too many other things on my plate to be able to plunge into publishing suitable material to qualify me for a professorship, particularly my positions as an adviser to the Dyrssen Committee on the relationship between officers and men, and to the Committee on Officer Training.

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