Knowledge, Politics and the History of Education

ab 24,90 

Jesper Eckhardt Larsen (Ed.)

ISBN 978-3-8258-1561-5
Band-Nr. 2
Jahr 2012
Seiten 264
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Studies on Education

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The humanities and social science disciplines have always been embedded
in and responsive to their contexts in cultural and political ways. The
discipline of the history of education is no exception. However, a
change has occurred where these disciplines are increasingly expected to
prove their relevance faced with the politics of knowledge in the
knowledge economy. This tendency is investigated in this book regarding
the discipline of the history of education in America and Europe. As a
reaction, the contributions positively address the question of the
raison d’être of the history of education. Is the discipline to serve
educationalists, the general public, social scientists, historians or
all of them at the same time?

Dr. Jesper Eckhardt Larsen is assistant professor in the history of
education at the Institute of Education, Aarhus University.