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The International Emergence of Educational Sciences in the Post-World War Two Years
Quantification, Visualization, and Making Kinds of People




ISBN 9780367182793
Published October 26, 2020 by Routledge
272 Pages

 
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The book brings together contributions from curriculum history, cultural studies, visual cultures, and science and technology studies to explore the international mobilizations of the sciences related to education during the post-World War Two years. Crossing the boundaries of education and science studies, it uniquely examines how the desires of science to actualize a better society were converted to the search for remaking social life that paradoxically embodied cultural differences and social divisions.

The book examines how cybernetics and systems theories traveled and were assembled to turn schools into social experiments and laboratories for change. Explored are the new comparative technologies of quantification and the visualization of educational data used in the methods of mass observation. The sciences not only about the present but also the potentialities of societies and people in the psychologies of childhood; concerns for individual development, growth, and creativity; teacher education; and the quantification and assessments of educational systems. The book also explores how the categories and classifications of the sciences formed at intersections with the humanities, the arts, and political practices.

This informative volume will be of interest to researchers, academics, and postgraduate students in the fields of curriculum studies, the history of the social sciences, the history of education, and cultural studies, and to educators and school leaders concerned with education policy.

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: How Contemporary Educational Sciences Became Reasonable: The International Emergence of Educational Sciences in the Post-World War Two Years

Thomas S. Popkewitz, Daniel Pettersson, and Kai-Jung Hsiao

PART 1: MOBILIZING SCIENCE AND DESIRES FOR BETTER SOCIETIES

Chapter 2: Science as "the Beacon" for Social Change: The Reason of Systems in American Educational Research and Development

Thomas S. Popkewitz

Chapter 3: Tactile Pedagogies in the Postwar: Cybernetics, Art, and the Production of a New Educational Rationale

Inés Dussel

Chapter 4: Science as Utopia: Infrastructures, Pedagogies and the Prophecy of Design

Junzi Huang

PART 2: LOCATIONLESS LOGICS AND FABRICATING DIFFERENCES

Chapter 5: Post-World War Two Psychology, Education and the Creative Child: Fabricating Differences

Catarina Silva Martins

Chapter 6: Objectification of Human Nature: "Adolescent" as a Taxonomy of Postwar-Taiwan Actor

Kai-Jung Hsiao

Chapter 7: The Development of the Child and National Progress: Behaviorism and Cultural Deprivation in Brazil

Ana Laura Godinho Lima

Chapter 8: The Embrace of Systems in Post-World War Two Teacher Education Research

Sun Young Lee

PART 3: SYSTEMS, CYBERNETICS: IMAGINEERING BELONGING AS SOCIAL DIFFERENTIATION

Chapter 9: Diagrams of Feedback: Behaviorism, Programmed Instruction and Cybernetic Planning

Antti Saari

Chapter 10: From "Threat" to "Treat": Cybernetics in the Soviet Union

Tatiana Mikhaylova & Daniel Pettersson

Chapter 11: School Differentiation and Re-Forming Human Kinds in Swedish Welfare State Education after the Second World War

Gun-Britt Wärvik, Sverker Lindblad, Daniel Pettersson and Caroline Runesdotter

Chapter 12: Quantification of an Educational System: Numbers in the Social Differentiation of Brazil

Natália de Lacerda Gil

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Editor(s)

Biography

Thomas S. Popkewitz is Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and the Holtz Center for Science & Technology Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.

Daniel Pettersson is Associate Professor in Pedagogy at the University of Gävle and Uppsala University, Sweden.

Kai-Jung Hsiao is a PhD student of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.