The Future of Education Research

Education Systems in Historical, Cultural, and Sociological Perspectives

Editors: Tröhler, Daniel, Barbu, Ragnhild (Eds.)

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For nearly half a century, research on education systems has been increasingly popular. However, this popularity was long restricted primarily to internationally linked policy makers and education planners, often backed up by international organizations such the OECD but also by governmental or para-governmental organizations within the individual countries. These institutional affiliations provided education research with a specific character that often centres on notions such as excellence, efficiency, or standards. The specific comparative character of this policy-driven research agenda triggered the development of suitable research techniques such as comparative statistics and pertinent sub-disciplines such as cognitive psychology. Backed-up by powerful global institutions, this agenda purported to be rather unique, and it tended to ignore the cultural complexity of the educational field and those research approaches that address this complexity. This volume includes different historical, cultural, and sociological approaches to the education systems and to questions as to how research on education systems can be undertaken beyond the parameters of the existing research agenda. They demonstrate how pertinent problems of research on education systems can only be tackled taking an international and interdisciplinary approach with regard to both research questions and methods concerning education systems.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Tröhler, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Education Programmes, Education Reforms, and the Longue Durée in Historiography of Education

    Osterwalder, Fritz

    Pages 7-20

  • Edging Closer to the Hero, the Barbarian, and the Stranger

    Cowen, Robert

    Pages 21-36

  • New Governance of Education

    Fend, Helmut

    Pages 39-53

  • The Global Language on Education Policy and Prospects of Education Research

    Tröhler, Daniel

    Pages 55-73

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Education Systems in Historical, Cultural, and Sociological Perspectives
Editors
  • Daniel Tröhler
  • Ragnhild Barbu
Series Title
The Future of Education Research
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6091-827-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6091-827-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 183
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