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ERIC Number: EJ1025514
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 20
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-2004
Empire: An Analytical Category for Educational Research
Coloma, Roland Sintos
Educational Theory, v63 n6 p639-658 Dec 2013
In this article Roland Sintos Coloma argues for the relevance of empire as an analytical category in educational research. He points out the silence in mainstream studies of education on the subject of empire, the various interpretive approaches to deploying empire as an analytic, and the importance of indigeneity in research on empire and education. Coloma examines three award-winning books, Lawrence Cremin's "The Transformation of the School: Progressivism in American Education, 1876-1957", John Willinsky's "Learning to Divide the World: Education at Empire's End", and David Wallace Adams's "Education for Extinction: American Indians and the Boarding School Experience, 1875-1928", in order to delineate the heuristic spectrum of the use of empire in educational research. These texts are put in conversation with the interdisciplinary fields of American, postcolonial, race/ethnic, and indigenous studies where questions of empire have received considerable attention. Ultimately, mobilizing empire as an analytical category will enable researchers, policymakers, and educators to establish new connections and dispute long-standing views about discursive, structural, and affective dynamics at local, national, and global levels.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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