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ERIC Number: EJ767528
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-1056-4934
U.S. Comparative Education Research on Yugoslav Education in the 1950s and 1960s
Sobe, Noah W.
European Education, v38 n4 p44-64 Win 2006-2007
An examination of American research on Yugoslav education in the 1950s and 1960s shows U.S. comparative education research to have been no less shaped by cold war concerns and modernization theories than other academic disciplines. The purpose of this article is not to specify what research questions should have been asked in the first two decades after World War II. It is to examine the questions that were asked (analysis of which can be assisted by examining those that weren't asked). The author aims to flesh out the features of a cold war comparative education research problematic as seen in the scholarly lens brought to bear on education in Tito's Yugoslavia. Although national self-determination was perhaps not adequately studied, it should be noted that Yugoslavia's "nationalities question" was a feature in the comparative education literature of the 1950s and 1960s (as it was in other disciplines). However, as people will see, assumptions about educational institutions, theories about the form and function of schooling, and suppositions about development powerfully shaped how this was perceived as a "question." (Contains 43 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Yugoslavia