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By Torsten Husen

ISBN-10: 0080279252

ISBN-13: 9780080279251

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 institution affairs. because the first holder of the Chair of academic learn on the Stockholm institution of schooling, he grew to become deeply excited about coverage learn tied to the varsity reforms and his learn and writing have at once 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 serious about academic difficulties within the constructing nations. this can be an account of a outstanding guy whose commitment to investigate into academic difficulties world wide will be an idea to others

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That essay gave me one important clue. I hit upon another one myself. In letters from that period Strindberg mentions the Italian criminal anthropologist Lombroso, whose Vuomo deliquente Strindberg had read in French translation and been very impressed by. Strindberg uses material from Lombroso in his depiction of the "gypsy", the lower-class outcast, in Tschandala, who was modelled on the manager of the Skovlyst estate just outside Copenhagen, where Strindberg lived with his family for some months in 1887.

When Strindberg's alter ego, the Aryan "Superman" Dr Törner, destroys the "gypsy" pariah towards the end of the book, he uses a magic lantern to project pictures into the evening mist, pictures which through their power of suggestion make the gypsy behave like a dog. I found that Strindberg had lifted the description of this from Bernheim's De la suggestion, which he also had among his possessions at the time of writing The Stronger and The Battle of the Brains. A further influence came from Nietzsche, with whom Strindberg had a period of intensive correspondence around 1887-8.

E. normal national service recruits, and Folk High School students at the beginning and end of their courses. He had published two substantial works, The Swedish Used by National Service Recruits and Spelling among National Service Recruits, in which he gave an account of part of the very extensive material he had collected. He also planned to publish what was thought would be 34 An Incurable Academic his magnum opus, a study of young people's attitudes and their conception of their lives. A large number of autobiographical sketches he had collected would be used for this study.

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