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Studycircles, health and democracy
Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.
ISB Mälardalens Högskola.
2004 (English)In: NFPF 32 Congres, The positioning of Education in Contemporary Knowledge Society,2004, 2004Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This evaluation concerns a health- and democratic project, carried out by the local authority Landstinget Sörmland together with Länsbildningsförbundet Sörmland, of two studycircles; Vårdens svåra val (The difficult priorities in Medical and caretaking services) and Det goda livet (The good life). The purpose was, through the participant-s experiences; to describe the studycircleproject from a democratic- and a health perspective. The research includes interviews, observations and a miner analyse of the materials. A holistic health perspective, shows that the studycircle can be good for the health, though it provides the participant tools to perform acts witch can lead to one ore several goals. This can in turn lead to new knowledge of both the own and the societies condition. An important role, according to the participant-s experiences regarding the democracy aspects, is the material. Det goda livet, can describes as closed; the experts tells, without including the participants, howe to live a good life. The connection towards the society disappears and the democratic parts are shadowed by a steered, individual, education. The study also showed five different -studycircleframes- witch illustrate the necessity of the circles two divergent poles; nearness through distance and distance through nearness. 

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2004.
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Democracy, Health, Learnning, Studycircles
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-39719Local ID: 50903OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-39719DiVA: diva2:260568
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10

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