The Transformation of Humanities Education
The Case of Norway 1960-2000 from a Systems-Theoretical Perspective
Series:Global Studies & Theory of Society 3
Aims and Scope
This first comprehensive study of Norwegian humanities education employs systems theory to analyze its transformation from a form of teacher training to its modern status as research-oriented generalist education.
Using historical documents and statistical analyses, Vidar Grotta shows that the expansion of the post-war research system in Norway led to an increase in admissions to humanities education in the 1960s and an ensuing research drift in humanities curricula. Interacting with certain political dynamics and the knowledge economy that has emerged since the 1970s, this research drift resulted in a shift in humanists' career patterns and a transformation of the societal functions of the humanities.
- 430 pages
- Higher Education,Norway,Systems Theory,Niklas Luhmann,Science,Education,Sociology of Science,Sociology of Education,Educational Research,University,Sociology
- Professional and scholarly;