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The folk high school as a contemporary educational pathway for Swedish parliamentarians
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Political Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Education and Adult Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
2016 (English)In: 2016 Triennial Conference European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA) - Imagining Diverse Futures for Adult Education: Questions of Power and Resources of Creativity: BOOK OF ABSTRACTS, 2016Conference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to explore the contemporary role of the folk high schools as an educational pathway for Swedish MPs. Statistics from the folk high school register at Statistics Sweden is analyzed. In summary, there is still quite many former folk high school participants in the Swedish parliament (27 percent 2014). The MPs’ folk high school-participation consists mainly of short courses. There are differences in terms of level of participation between parties, and over time the folk high schools have increasingly come to be used by members of the parties on the left side of the political spectrum. The folkhigh schools are to a significant extent used as a meeting place during the political career, not only as an educational pathway to power as emphasized in earlier research.

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2016.
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Educational Sciences Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-132122OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-132122DiVA: diva2:1037752
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8th ESREA triennial conference, Maynooth, Ireland, September 8-11, 2016
Available from: 2016-10-18 Created: 2016-10-18 Last updated: 2016-10-26Bibliographically approved

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