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Mästaren och marknaden: 1800-talets privata språkundervisning i Stockholm
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education. (SEC - Sociology of Education and Culture)
2010 (Swedish)In: Praktiske grunde. Tidsskrift for kultur og samfunnsvitenskab, ISSN 1902-2271, no 4, 57-67 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Historical research on language teaching and learning tends to focus on schools, at least forthe period after the early 19th century when modern languages were introduced as school subjects.Thus, the substantial portion of teaching that has always taken place outside of such institutions isneglected. This article deals with the market for private language teaching and tutoring in Stockholm1820-1880, drawing on digitalised historical sources. Through tax registers a group of about 200 privatelanguage teachers, or “language masters,” are identified. These private language teachers emergeas a heterogeneous group, often with previous and future careers in other trades such as commerce orthe stage. Not surprisingly, many were immigrants. Based on newspaper ads for language lessons, it issuggested that this diversity among teachers catered to different needs among the market’s consumers,that is, the students. While some learners wanted the “near-native” pronunciation offered by immigrantteachers, others, for instance those seeking a more practica

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Forlaget Hexis , 2010. no 4, 57-67 p.
Keyword [en]
Private language teaching, language master, language teacher, educational market
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Educational Sciences
Research subject
Sociology of Education
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-152146OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-152146DiVA: diva2:412563
Språken, skolan, samhället 1960-2010
Swedish Research Council, 2008-5015
Available from: 2011-04-25 Created: 2011-04-25 Last updated: 2013-01-09Bibliographically approved

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