Publisher: Svenska Kommunförbundet

In this contribution to a book about the demands for education in “the new knowledge society”, Hans Bergström disputes the view that society has changed so much that schools should abandon traditional truths. Insetad, Hans argues, youngsters still have to be able to read, write and do math, as well as be trained to work in a disciplined way. What is required is rather a rediscovery of proven traditiona values concerning knowledge and norms, after a disastrous period of “progressive pedagogics”.