Between “Dannelse” and “Real Life”. National Cultural Christianity in a Nordic Cold War Education Reform Process

Bidragets oversatte titel: Mellem "Dannelse" og "det virkelige liv": National Kulturkristendom i en nordisk koldkrigsreform-proces

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Abstrakt

Related to the concept of “Bildung”, “Dannelse”, forming, was during the 19th century part of modernizing the Danish education system and making it useful for the “real life”. However, in the post-World War Two reform processes, “dannelse” was identified with useless knowledge; as opposite to the “real life” orientation that was to direct school. The notion of “real life” was in both cases related to nationally oriented Protestantism. The article traces the influence of national Cultural Protestantism on notions of “real life” in relation to “dannelse”, focusing on the Cold War engineering of the Danish version of the Nordic welfare-state “school for all”.
Bidragets oversatte titelMellem "Dannelse" og "det virkelige liv": National Kulturkristendom i en nordisk koldkrigsreform-proces
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer5
TidsskriftIJHE. Bildungsgeschichte. International Journal for the Historiography of Education
Vol/bind10
Udgave nummer2
ISSN2192-4295
StatusAccepteret/In press - 29 jun. 2020

Emneord

  • Dannelse/Bildung
  • The Nordic Welfare-State Model
  • Education Reform
  • Cold War
  • Protestantism
  • History of Education
  • Welfare State History

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