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by Olaf Devik - 1944

The modern educational system of Norway is a result of a democratic evolution over a period of more than a hundred years. When Norway gained her free constitution of 1814, which was inspired both by the American Constitution and by the French revolutionariesí concepts of freedom, the citizens of the country became responsible for the development of the national democracy which the new constitution aimed to secure. The intelligent cooperation of all adult citizens in state and municipal affairs accordingly made general education a necessity.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 1, 1944, p. 247-266
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15146, Date Accessed: 8/15/2020 4:38:34 AM

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  • Olaf Devik
    School Department, London
    Director-General,Royal Norwegian Ministry of Education
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