By Torsten Husen

In those memoirs, Torsten Husen, Professor Emeritus of schooling on the college of Stockholm, conveys a desirable photo of the tutorial global from the l940s onwards and of the extreme advancements in schooling and psychology. Professor Husen is an across the world said specialist on college affairs. because the first holder of the Chair of academic study on the Stockholm college of schooling, he turned deeply concerned about coverage study tied to the college reforms and his learn and writing have without delay affected the global debate at the constitution and content material of secondary and top secondary education. He used to be a founder member of the overseas organization for the review of academic success (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 focused on academic difficulties within the constructing nations. this is often an account of a striking guy whose commitment to analyze into academic difficulties world wide might be an thought to others

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My Background 21 taneously? A strong element of ordinary human ambition and desire for advancement perhaps? To what extent I possess such characteristics above the average, I am of course not in a position to judge. But I am more certain about two other motivating forces behind my various activities: a considerable amount of energy, and the ability to concentrate it on the task in hand, so that I carry through the undertaking with single-minded determination and exclude other commitments that might interfere.

The intellectually less able, broadly the lower quarter of intelligence distribution, were not represented. The thesis was intended essentially to elucidate how young people experienced their lives, their relationship to their environment and home, their attitudes to parents, school, work, and their leisure and reading interests. It could be assumed in advance that slight deviations from ideal representativeness would not have more severe repercussions in the assessment of attitudes and interests.

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. Admittedly I had a 44 An Incurable Academic special relationship with that printing house because the printing of all the papers for the military aptitude tests was done there.

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