The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Mikkelsen, Aksel

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MIKKELSEN, Aksel, Danish educator: b. Hjörring, 14 Aug. 1849. He introduced the Swedish system of sloid schools into Denmark, organized schools and seminaries on the system, which teaches manual training as an aid in developing the pupils physically and mentally as well as affording a basis of technical training. From 1907 he was inspector of the sloid system in Denmark. Author of ‘Hvad er Slojd’ (1886); ‘Hvordan arbejder Slojdskolen’ (1886); ‘Opdrageren’ (1891-92); ‘Slojlære’ (1894); ‘Arbejdsstilinger’ (1896), etc.