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Multiplying the origins of mass education: An analysis of the preconditions common to school systems and the school building process in Sweden, 1842-1900
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education. (SEC - Sociology of Education and Culture)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3444-952X
2015 (English)In: History of Education, ISSN 0046-760X, E-ISSN 1464-5130, Vol. 44, no 4, 415-436 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The emergence of mass schooling is undoubtedly one of the most significant transformations that took place during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This article takes a new approach to this fundamental issue by analysing the historical conditions required for the construction of school buildings and the advent of mass schooling, in the 1840-1900 period. Using the school building process as a point of departure, the growth of schooling is tied not only to well-known factors such as industrialisation, state formation processes and the decentralisation of school systems, but also to the expansion of the market economy, modernisation of the credit market, liberalisation of the real property market, changes in local tax systems, and the expansion of the building materials market. Thus, a broader and largely novel explanation of the emergence of mass schooling is accomplished.

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2015. Vol. 44, no 4, 415-436 p.
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folkskolan utbildningshistoria skola skolväsende
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History Educational Sciences
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Sociology of Education
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-255136DOI: 10.1080/0046760X.2015.1015625ISI: 000354608400003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-255136DiVA: diva2:821043
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Available from: 2015-06-14 Created: 2015-06-14 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved

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