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School for Life: A Study of the People's Colleges in Sweden

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Title:School for Life: A Study of the People's Colleges in Sweden
Price:GBP£12.00 (about USD$15.10)
Category:Education
Book ID:B009-EDC00001
Quantity:1
Publisher:Faber & Faber, London, 1944
Edition:First Edition
Binding:Blue Cloth
Condition:Near Fine
Dust Jacket:Good
Faber & Faber, 1944, Blue Cloth, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition

gilt titles spine; deckled outer edge; illustrated by b/w. photo's.; "this book is the first to be published in England, giving an account of the Swedish folk High Schools or People's Colleges. It is the outcome of the author's investigations in Sweden just before the outbreak of war. More recently, she has had the advantage of assistance from the Royal Board of Education in Stockholm and from personal friends in Sweden, in bringing the matter fully up to date by the inclusion of recent statistics. The author makes clear the relevance of the Swedish experiments to the future of adult education in England. She discusses the merits of the residential system compared with the system of evening classes, draws comparisons between the Swedish colleges and the nine institutions existing for similar purposes in England, and makes suggestions for our post-war development. From the study of the Swedish colleges, and the part they have played in creating a body of democratic citizens with a keen interest in their social problems, their country's history and their own traditions in musk and art, there is a great deal ; by which we can profit."; previous owner's bookplate inside front cover plus her name (Dora Smith ob fep.; price-intact but edge-worn D/J.; 99 pages. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Education; Education. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: EDC00001.
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