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Weiler, Kathleen – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
The three articles that make up this issue on theory in educational history are a welcome engagement with the challenges raised by poststructuralism and other theoretical developments. They contribute to what should be an ongoing conversation about the nature of the enterprise of writing the history of education. The three articles in the special…
Descriptors: Educational History, Theories, Theory Practice Relationship, Historiography
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Burstyn, Joan N. – History of Education Quarterly, 1987
Discusses five key factors historians should consider when writing history. The factors address the selection, construction, distribution, transmission, and legitimation of knowledge. Illustrates the importance of these factors with examples from a writing project about women. (RKM)
Descriptors: Educational History, Epistemology, Feminism, Higher Education
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Sloan, Douglas – History of Education Quarterly, 1985
The dominant conception of knowledge in modern consciousness and culture is examined, and some of its consequences are explored. Implications of the gap between knowledge and values with regard to our understanding of education are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Epistemology