Specially commissioned to mark the 40th Anniversary of History of Education, and containing articles from leading international scholars, this is a unique and important volume.Over the past forty years, scholars working in the history of education have engaged with histories of religion, gender, science and culture, and have developed comparative research on areas such as education, race and class. This volume demonstrates the richness of such work, bringing together some of the leading international scholars writing in the field of history of education today, and providing readers with original and theoretically informed research. Each author draws on the wealth of material that has appeared in the leading SSCI-indexed journal History of Education, over the past forty years, providing readers with not only incisive studies of major themes, but delivering invaluable research bibliographies. A ‘must have’ for university libraries and a ‘must own’ for historians.
This book was originally published as a special issue of History of Education.
Introduction: Forty years of History of Education, 1972-2011 Deirdre Raftery and David Crook PART ONE: Major Themes 1. The gendered politics of historical writing in History of Education Joyce Goodman 2. The history of secondary education in History of Education Gary McCulloch 3. Religions and the history of education: a historiography Deirdre Raftery 4. Teacher education as a field of historical research: retrospect and prospect David Crook 5. Structures and systems and bodies and things: historical research on primary schooling and its professional relevance Peter Cunningham 6. Interpreting biography in the History of Education: past and present Jane Martin 7. The changing role of the academic journal: the coverage of higher education in History of Education as a case study, 1972–2011 Roy Lowe PART TWO: International Perspectives 8. Invitation and Refusal: A Reading of the Beginnings of Schooling in Aotearoa New Zealand Alison Jones and Kuni Jenkins 9. Education, health and social welfare in the late colonial context: the International Missionary Council and educational transition in the interwar years with specific reference to colonial Africa Peter Kallaway 10. Westernization and social transformations in Chinese music education, 1895-1949 Wai-Chung Ho 11. Between patriotism and nationalism: Johan Hendrik Swildens and the ‘pedagogy of the patriotic virtues’ in the United Dutch Provinces during the 1780s and 1790s Barry J. Hake 12. Australia’s 1988 Bicentennial: national history and multiculturalism in the primary school curriculum Heather Sharp 13. Understanding education and India: new turns in postcolonial scholarship Tim Allender