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Publication Date: 2012
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Discourse Formation in Comparative Education. 4th, Revised Edition. Comparative Studies Series. Volume 10
Schriewer, Jurgen, Ed.
Peter Lang Frankfurt
New theories and theory-based methodological approaches have found their way into Comparative Education--just as into Comparative Social Science more generally--in increasing number in the recent past. The essays of this volume express and critically discuss quite a range of these positions such as, inter alia, the theory of self-organizing social systems and the morphogenetic approach; the theory of long waves in economic development and world-systems analysis; historical sociology and the sociology of knowledge; as well as critical hermeneutics and post-modernist theorizing. With reference to such theories and approaches, the chapters--written by scholars from Europe, the USA and Australia--outline alternative research agendas for the comparative study of the social and educational fabric of the modern world. In so doing, they also expound frames of reference for re-considering the intellectual shaping, or Discourse Formation, of Comparative Education as a field of study. Contents of this book include: (1) Comparative Education Methodology in Transition: Towards a Science of Complexity? (Jurgen Schriewer); (2) Towards a Theory of Systemic Regulation? The Case of France and Germany in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Claude Diebolt); (3) Globalization: A New World For Comparative Education? (Roger Dale); (4) The World Institutionalization of Education (John W. Meyer/Francisco O. Ramirez); (5) Domination, Legitimacy and Education: Max Weber's Contribution to Comparative Education (Bernd Zymek); (6) Transferring Education, Displacing Reforms (Gita Steiner-Khamsi); (7) New Times, Hard Times: Re-Reading Comparative Education in an Age of Discontent (Anthony Welch); (8) Contributions and Challenges of Feminist Theory to Comparative Education Research and Methodology (Nelly P. Stromquist); (9) National Imaginaries, the Indigenous Foreigner, and Power: Comparative Educational Research (Thomas S. Popkewitz); and (10) A Spatial Turn in Comparative Education? Constructing a Social Cartography of Difference (Rolland Paulston).
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sociology, Theories, Research Methodology, Intellectual Disciplines, Educational History, Comparative Analysis, International Education, Feminism, Power Structure, Economic Development, Social Systems, Educational Research, Systems Analysis, Comparative Education, Global Approach, Systems Approach, Differences, Educational Philosophy
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