An Incurable Academic. Memoirs of a Professor by Torsten Husen

By Torsten Husen

In those memoirs, Torsten Husen, Professor Emeritus of schooling on the collage of Stockholm, conveys a desirable photograph of the educational international from the l940s onwards and of the extreme advancements in schooling and psychology. Professor Husen is an the world over stated specialist on college affairs. because the first holder of the Chair of academic examine on the Stockholm institution of schooling, he turned deeply concerned with coverage study tied to the college reforms and his examine and writing have without delay affected the global debate at the constitution and content material of secondary and higher secondary education. He used to be a founder member of the overseas organization for the assessment of academic success (IEA) and as Chairman of the Board of the overseas Institute for schooling making plans (IIEP) in Paris he grew to become more and more fascinated by academic difficulties within the constructing nations. this is often an account of a notable guy whose commitment to investigate into academic difficulties world wide might be an concept to others

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All this academic fuss would not be worth mentioning if it had not been for the fact that my thesis came at a very inconvenient time for the trio of Siegvald, Quensel and Nyman, who had all imagined Siegvald as Landquist's successor. In my naivety, however, I was totally unaware that I had appeared on the scene as a competitor to Siegvald. The fact that I had presented my thesis in the same autumn as his can only be explained by my blissful ignorance of what I was letting myself in for. But this was the course things took.

I found that Strindberg had lifted the description of this from Bernheim's De la suggestion, which he also had among his possessions at the time of writing The Stronger and The Battle of the Brains. A further influence came from Nietzsche, with whom Strindberg had a period of intensive correspondence around 1887-8. The correspondence was dramatically interrupted by Nietzsche's complete lapse into schizophrenia. In his last letter to Strindberg he refers to himself alternately as the crucified Christ and as Caesar.

The others in the group are not my enemies. But that fool Quensel feels he ought to campaign for Siegvald because of the bit of cash he got from him for reading his thesis. The others want Siegvald because he's an old friend of theirs. Nelson is on the Church Council with him—or whatever it is—and so on. All of them know that Siegvald is weak and pliant. They welcome him as a pleasant colleague who will never oppose them. I'm sure they are right. But you are a young man. You don't belong to their generation.

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