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ERIC Number: EJ893748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1056-4934
Comparative History of Education: William Brickman and the Study of Educational Flows, Transfers, and Circulations
Sobe, Noah W.; Ness, Corinne
European Education, v42 n2 p57-66 Sum 2010
This article discusses William W. Brickman's historical scholarship on the international circulation of educational ideas and practices by examining the ways Brickman wrote about John Dewey and his international significance as an educational thinker and reformer. The authors argue that Brickman's scholarship was rooted in an "educational transfer" problematic that prioritizes diachronic, influence-oriented studies. The result is to situate Dewey as "an original author" and lose sight of the social and cultural formations that made Dewey's ideas possible. While Brickman's work makes occasional reference to the ways that Dewey's ideas were localized and transformed around the globe, this remained a largely suggestive and undeveloped line of research for him--particularly in contrast the recent interest in the field of comparative education in understanding processes of indigenization, appropriation, and translation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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