Ann S Pihlgren
When I, in the year 2000, began my position as principal at Freinetskolan Mimer, a private school in Norrtälje, I did a review of the work methods, routines and quality of instruction at the school. My impression as a new leader for the school was that the methods and instruction were of very high quality. In certain areas the work methods could be strengthened and improved. Such a development project concerned the children’s possibility to develop their thinking regarding value questions and ethical dilemmas through Socratic seminars as a work method1, with the methods used for example at the Paideia schools in the USA as a starting point. As a result of this work I will follow the project in my position of doctoral student at the Stockholm Institute of Education as a part of my dissertation.