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Tamura, Eileen H. – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
While narrative history has been the prevailing mode in historical scholarship, its preeminence has not gone unquestioned. In the 1980s, the role of narrative in historical writing was "the subject of extraordinarily intense debate." The historical backdrop of this debate can be traced to the preceding two decades, when four groups of thinkers…
Descriptors: Educational History, Historians, Social Theories, Role Theory
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Urban, Wayne J. – History of Education Quarterly, 2011
In this article, the author talks about the proper place of theory in educational history and shares his comments on the essays by Eileen Tamura, Carolyn Eick, and Roland Coloma. Eileen Tamura's positing of most educational historians as practitioners of narrative history is surely on the mark. She invites historians of education to investigate…
Descriptors: Social History, Educational History, Historians, Educational Theories
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Hall, Peter Dobkin – History of Education Quarterly, 1981
Questions why historians of education have been so reluctant to link their work more firmly to social history. As partial answers, suggests that one reason is their discomfort with current models of the development of modern society and the fact that most historians of education pursue their work with an institutional focus rather than a social…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education