Cultural History and Education: Critical Essays on Knowledge and Schooling

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Cultural History and Education brings together an outstanding group of the leading scholars in the study of the cultural history of education. These scholars, whose work represents a variety of national contexts from throughout Europe, Latin America, and North America, contribute to a growing body of work that seeks to re-think historical studies in education.
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These essays re-think historical studies by integrating the study of knowledge systems (also called "discourses") into traditional intellectual history. They investigate how these discourses construct, shape, coordinate, and constitute social practices through which individuals reason about their participation and identity. The collection challenges the field of historical studies to move away from historicism, thus introducing new ways to think about the politics of knowledge and the difficulties facing education reform. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415928069
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Popkewitz teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Barry Franklin at the University of Michigan-Flint, and Miguel Pereyra at University of Granada.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 History, the Problem of Knowledge, and the New Cultural History of Schooling: An Introduction
1 History, the Problem of Knowledge, and the New Cultural History of Schooling
Pt. 2 Rethinking the Discipline of History of Education
2 Texts, Images, and Memories: Writing "New" Histories of Education
3 "A New Cultural History of Education": A Developmental Perspective on History of Education Research
4 Politics and Culture in the Making of History of Education in Brazil
Pt. 3 Constructing a Cultural History
5 Genealogy of Education: Some Models of Analysis
6 History of Education and Cultural History: Possibilities, Problems, Questions
7 The Production of Reason and Power: Curriculum History and Intellectual Traditions
Pt. 4 Schooling as Fields of Cultural Practice
8 Notes from Nowhere (On the Beginnings of Modern Schooling)
9 School Uniforms and the Disciplining of Appearances: Towards a History of the Regulation of Bodies in Modern Educational Systems
10 Ideas in a Historical Web: A Genealogy of Educational Ideas and Reforms in Iceland
11 Literacy and Schooling from a Cultural Historian's Point of View
12 Teacher Education Reform in the Shadow of State-University Links: The Cultural Politics of Texts
13 Dewey and Vygotsky: Ideas in Historical Spaces
Notes on Contributors
Name Index
Subject Index
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