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This groundbreaking text explores the dramatic history and politics of schooling in pedagogy, teacher education, and research. Divided into two parts, Cosmopolitanism and the Age of School Reform begins by examining the Progressive Education reforms of Dewey, Thorndike, and the early educational sociologists. It then shifts to explore the changing principles of cosmopolitanism in today's curriculum, teacher education standards, and research. Popkewitz ultimately argues that the reforms and research designed to produce greater involvement and participation in society instantiates fears about the very people who are to practice this democracy. Drawing on a range of scholarship and empirical and historical sources, this thorough study offers a valuable perspective on agency, resistance, change, and the effects of schooling.
About the Author:
Thomas S. Popkewitz is Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison