Knowledge, Politics and the History of Education

Edited by: Jesper Eckhardt Larsen

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 the US and Europe. As a reaction, the book's contributions positively address the question of the raison d'etre 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? (Series: Studies on Education - Vol. 2)

258 pages

Publication Date: 10/24/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783825815615