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Origins and Traditions in Comparative Education

1st Edition

Edited by Maria Manzon

Routledge

120 pages

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Description

This volume aims to expand knowledge about the history of comparative education. It explores new scholarship on key actors and ways of knowing in the field. It aims to raise awareness on the positionality of historical narratives about this field of inquiry and offers a re-think of its histories.

Since comparative education has always been embedded within a global field of power, what would the changing world order’s implications be for the institutional and intellectual histories of the field? This book offers diverse perspectives for re-theorising the histories of comparative education. It suggests casting a far-sighted and panoramic look at the field’s origins. The volume concludes with a puzzle for future work on a global history of comparative education.

This book was originally published as a special issue of Comparative Education.

Reviews

This important collection re-examines origins and traditions in comparative education as a scholarly field of educational inquiry. Maria Manzon has brought together an impressive group of specialists whose papers challenge many existing assumptions about its development. Volker Lenhart, for example, draws attention to Hechtius as a forerunner of Marc-Antoine Jullien, Christel Adick reminds us of the work of Franz Hilker and its association with Bereday’s four-step model of comparison, and Erwin Epstein writes of the International Education Review’s ideological usurpation under Nazism. Robert Cowen contributes a lively paper on key actors and ‘ways of knowing', Felicitas Acosta and Guillermo Ramón Ruiz describe ways in which comparative education has developed in Latin America, and Keita Takayama articulates the ‘area studies’ tradition in comparative inquiry, with particular reference to Japan. Together, their papers provide a fresh look at comparative education and its history that will be of interest to all concerned with understanding what this important dimension of educational inquiry is about.

David Phillips

Emeritus Professor of Comparative Education, University of Oxford, UK

Table of Contents

Introduction – Origins and traditions in comparative education: challenging some assumptions

Maria Manzon

1. Embodied comparative education

Robert Cowen

2. Hechtius (1795–1798) – the beginnings of historical-philosophical-idiographic research in comparative education

Volker Lenhart

3. Bereday and Hilker: origins of the ‘four steps of comparison’ model

Christel Adick

4. The Nazi seizure of the International Education Review: a dark episode in the early professional development of comparative education

Erwin H. Epstein

5. Revisiting comparative education in Latin America: traditions, uses, and perspectives

Felicitas Acosta and Guillermo Ramón Ruiz

6. Towards a new articulation of comparative educations: cross-culturalising research imaginations

Keita Takayama

7. Comparative education histories: a postscript

Maria Manzon

About the Editor

Maria Manzon is Assistant Professor at the Education University of Hong Kong. She is an Associate Editor of the Asia Pacific Education Journal. She is also a Board Member of the Comparative Education Society of Asia and was previously Chair of the Admissions and New Societies Standing Committee of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU043000
EDUCATION / Comparative