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Grøtta, Vidar

The Transformation of Humanities Education

The Case of Norway 1960-2000 from a Systems-Theoretical Perspective

Series:Global Studies & Theory of Society 3

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    Publication Date:
    2019
    Copyright year:
    2019
    To be published:
    January 2019
    ISBN
    978-3-8394-4307-1
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    Overview

    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    Using historical documents and statistical analyses, Vidar Grotta shows that the expansion of the post-war research system in Norway led to an increase in admissions to humanities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.

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    430 pages
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    Language:
    English
    Keyword(s):
    Higher Education,Norway,Systems Theory,Niklas Luhmann,Science,Education,Sociology of Science,Sociology of Education,Educational Research,University,Sociology
    Readership:
    Professional and scholarly;

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