ERIC Number: EJ818626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 107
Histories Taking Root: The Contexts and Patterns of Educational Historiography during the Twentieth Century
Ramsey, Paul J.
American Educational History Journal, v34 n2 p347-363 2007
This article argues that the larger context of American life--the cultural, social, and intellectual currents--is what shapes the professional writing of history in the United States. The essay examines the contexts that brought forth the progressive scholarship early in the century, the consensus and psychoanalytic histories of mid-century, the revisionist works of the 1960s and 1970s, and the synthetic histories of recent decades. The article concludes by surveying other recent trends--such as the rise of postmodernism, global history, and policy-oriented scholarship--and their impact on the history of education.
Descriptors: Historiography, Educational History, Hispanic Americans, Context Effect, Time Perspective
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