Educational record (abridged)

1993   Dr. of Philosophy, University of Joensuu, Finland. Dissertation: “Apprenticeship: From Practice to Theory and Back Again”

1980   Higher exam in Teacher Education, Oslo. Department of Education, University of Oslo

1975   Cand. Sociology: Degree A. Thesis: “The Emergence of the Vocational Students’ Union in Norway”, Oslo. University of Oslo

1974   Qualifying Examination, in Counselling, Oslo. Ministry of Education

1966   Guide Certificate English and French, Oslo. Municipality of Oslo

1967   Cand. Mag, Sociology, with minors in Political Science and History, Oslo. University of Oslo

1961   Latin. Oslo. University of Oslo

1961    Air Hostess Training, Oslo. SAS

1960   Philosophy Entrance exam Oslo, University of Oslo

1959   Assistant Teacher Certificate, Oslo. Municipality of Oslo

1959   Cours de Langue et Civilisation Française, La Sorbonne, Paris

1958   Student Exam., Vahl School, Oslo




Employment record (abridged)

2011–(to present) professor emeritus, HIOA

2007–2014   Visiting professor, Kyambogo University, Kampala, Uganda

2002               Visiting professor, Department of Labour and Women studies, Adelaide, University of Adelaide

1990–2011    Docent/professor, Institute of Vocational pedagogy, HIAk, Kjeller, Norway

1987–1990    Research fellow, Norwegian National Research Council, Oslo

1986–1987    Lecturer, Norwegian College of Social Work, Oslo

1983–1986    Researcher, Norwegian Ministry of Education

1983–1985    Visiting Professor, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), Toronto, University of Toronto

1975–1976     Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Oslo, University of Oslo

1973–1976     Program Director, Research on vocational students and their background in Sogn Upper Secondary School, Oslo,

                         Ministry of Social Affairs

1967–1985     Counselor Sogn Vocational School, Oslo, The School Directorate of Oslo



Master students, PHD defences and PHD courses

Appr. 50 Masters students in HIAk, Norway, 15 Masters students at Kyambogo,

External examiner Masters/PHD: Oslo, Trondheim, Tromsø, Bergen, Bodø,

Norway, Malta, Johannesburg, South Africa


Languages: Norwegian (mother tongue)

The Scandinavian Languages, English, French, German and Spanish