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The School for Life

N.F.S. Grundtvig on Education for the People

A part of the series N.F.S. Grundtvig: Works in English (1) and the subject areas and


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440 pages CD incl.
Hardback
ISBN 978 87 7124 002 3

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N.F.S. Grundtvig (1783-1872) produced a major body of work in the fields of theology, education, literature, politics, and history. He was also a poet, a hymn-writer, and a translator. In particular, however, it is his educational writings that over the years have attracted international attention - from the USA in the west to Japan in the east. In recognition of his influence the European Union called its adult education project 'the Grundtvig programme'.

As part of its agenda to digitalise and translate some of this vast output, the Grundtvig Study Centre at the University of Aarhus is pleased to publish this broad selection of Grundtvig's writings on education in a completely new translation. The texts vary in form from poems and songs to articles in periodicals, introductions to books, an open letter to the Norwegians and a private letter to the King of Denmark. These texts, taken together, will provide a solid basis for international scholars without knowledge of Danish to be able to work closely with Grundtvig's ideas on education for the people.

This book is accompanied by a CD (MP3 format) with the texts read by Edward Brodbridge and introduction and essays by Clay Warren.

Anton Hvidtjørn

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Currently studying Philosophy. Anton is primarily working on the series 100 danmarkshistorier and the digital education platform Rundtomholberg.dk. When he’s not at the press, he is writing his thesis on artificial intelligence.

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Man får lyst til at give sig i kast med Grundtvig selv, på trods af hans alenlange, knudrede sætninger. Må engelsksprogede læseres og tilhøreres appetit skærpes på samme vis!

Liselotte Larsen Dansk Kirketidende

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