This posting examines the curriculum history of Norway as far back as possible. It also looks at the relationship between culture and curriculum explain what are the ideological components of Norway's curriculum development and changes. Finally, using the history and nature of curriculum, it explains what the future may hold for continued curriculum expansion for the United States and Norway.
The first Norwegian distance education institution was established in
1914. Later, Norway was the first country to regulate correspondence
education by an act of Parliament in 1948.
Peruse this link for more dates and facts:
"Since 1976, Norway has had a uniform upper secondary school, combining general theoretical education and vocational training and giving equal status to practical and theoretical education." Info obtained from http://odin.dep.no/kd/english/topics/education/secondary/014081-990080/dok-bn.html
Since the 1970's, distance education has been incorporated in the increasing governmental support of adult education and life-long learning. The distance education scene today
is characterized by a large variety of programs, media and technology
applications, research activities, and both competing and collaborating
organizations. Go to http://www.ed.psu.edu/acsde/deos/deosnews/deosnews2_19.asp for more data
1994--"Since autumn 1994, everyone between the ages of 16 and 19 has had a statutory right to three years' upper secondary education leading either to higher education or to vocational qualifications or partial qualifications. Applicants are entitled to a place on one of the three foundation courses they apply for. It has been made easier for those who have opted for vocational training to acquire the necessary additional qualifications for entrance to higher education. County authorities are obliged by law to provide a follow-up service for young people between 16 and 19 who are currently neither attending a course of education nor are employed." Emphasize their attention to retention and preventing dropouts. Info obtained from ...
This posting compares and contrasts American and Norwegian educational histories.