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An Incurable Academic: Memoirs of a Professor

By Torsten Husén (NHC Fellow, 1978–79)

Teachers; Higher Education; Academia

Oxford, UK: Pergamon Press, 1983

From the publisher’s description:

In these memoirs, Torsten Husen, Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Stockholm, conveys a fascinating picture of the academic world from the 1940s onwards and of the extraordinary developments in education and psychology. Professor Husen is an internationally acknowledged expert on school affairs. As the first holder of the Chair of Educational Research at the Stockholm School of Education, he became deeply involved in policy research tied to the school reforms and his research and writing have directly affected the worldwide debate on the structure and content of secondary and upper secondary schooling. He was a founder member of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) and as Chairman of the Board of the International Institute for Education Planning (IIEP) in Paris he became increasingly concerned with educational problems in the developing countries. This is an account of a remarkable man whose dedication to research into educational problems worldwide should be an inspiration to others.

Education Studies / Teachers / Higher Education / Academia /

Husén, Torsten (NHC Fellow, 1978–79). An Incurable Academic: Memoirs of a Professor. Oxford, UK: Pergamon Press, 1983.