The Transformation of Humanities Education

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

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Using historical documents and statistical analyses, Vidar Grøtta shows that the expansion of the post-war research system in Norway led to an increase in admissions to humanities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

The most recent developments in Norwegian humanities education, from 2000 to 2018, are outlined and discussed in the afterword to this volume.

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6 February 2019, 572 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4307-7

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Author(s)
Vidar Grøtta
Book title
The Transformation of Humanities Education The Case of Norway 1960-2000 from a Systems-Theoretical Perspective
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
572
Features
kart., Klebebindung
ISBN
978-3-8376-4307-7
DOI
10.14361/9783839443071
Commodity Group
1724
BIC-Code
PDR JNA
BISAC-Code
SCI075000 EDU040000 SOC026000 EDU036000
THEMA-Code
PDR JNA
Release date
6 February 2019
Edition
1
Topics
Wissenschaft, Bildung
Readership
Sociology, History, Higher Education Research, Educational Research, Humanities
Keywords/Tags
Humanities, Higher Education, Norway, Systems Theory, Niklas Luhmann, Science, Education, Sociology of Science, Sociology of Education, Educational Research, University, Sociology

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