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Education in Sweden and Swedish America

This guide is for anyone looking to conduct research on the history of Swedish American education using Swenson Center resources.

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This guide is for anyone looking to conduct research on the history of Swedish American education using Swenson Center resources.

The Swenson Center is located at Augustana College and is a national and international research center for the study of Swedish-American history and relations. 

Education in Sweden and Swedish America

 

Keywords / Search terms:

Here are some search terms to try in the library catalog or other search areas. Using the asterisk (*) is a wildcard option, that will return variations on a search term. For example, school* will return results for school, schools, schooling, schoolhouse, etc.

  • Education
  • Immigrants AND education
  • School*
  • Education AND United States
  • Education AND Sweden
  • Skolan

 

Possible research questions:

  • How did the Swedish American schooling system compare to the Swedish system in a given era?
  • What was the connection between Swedish American education and the Lutheran church?
  • How did Swedish American communities influence the American education system at large?