Wednesday, August 19, 2009

In Memorium: Torsten Husen

Professor Torsten Husén passed away in Stockholm, Sweden, on 2 July 2009.

Born in 1916, Torsten made an indelible mark on the field of education both in his native Sweden and internationally. He is especially known for:
  • his work on the longitudinal study of a cohort of pupils born in Malmö in 1928,
  • the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), of which he was Chairman from 1962 to 1978, and
  • the monumental International Encyclopedia of Education which he co-edited with T. Neville Postlethwaite and which appeared in 10 volumes in its first edition and 12 volumes in its second edition.
A devoted and eminent scholar of cross-national comparison in education, Husén launched the First International Mathematics Study.

A memorial event will be held at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm on September 1.

I recommend this website devoted to Professor Husen.

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