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Trajectories in the Development of Modern School Systems Between the National and the Global

Edited By Daniel Tröhler, Thomas Lenz Copyright 2015
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    As contemporary education becomes increasingly tied to global economic power, national school systems attempting to influence one another inevitably confront significant tensions caused by differences in heritage, politics, and formal structures. This volume provides a comprehensive theoretical and empirical critique of the reform movements that seek to homogenize schooling around the world. Informed by historical and sociological insight into a variety of nations and eras, these in-depth case studies reveal how and why sweeping, convergent global reform agendas clash with specific national and local institutional policies, practices, idiosyncrasies, and curricula.

    Trajectories in the Development of Modern School Systems


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    Trajectories in the Development of Modern School Systems

    Between the National and the Global

    Edited by Daniel Tröhler and Thomas Lenz


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    PART ONE: The Global and the Local in the History of Education

    1. Daniel Tröhler and Thomas Lenz
    Trajectories of Development of Modern Schooling – Between the National and the Global (Introduction)

    2. Thomas S. Popkewitz, Yanmei Wu, and Catarina Silva Martins
    Practical Knowledge and School Reform: The Impracticality of Local Knowledge in Strategies of Change

    PART TWO: Fabricating the Nation: National and International Impacts on Schooling in the Long 19th Century

    3 Daniel Tröhler
    People, Citizens, Nations: Organizing Modern Schooling in Western Europe in the 19th Century. The Cases of Luxembourg and Zurich

    4. Ragnhild Barbu
    Educating the Catholic Citizen: The Institutionalization of Primary Education in Luxembourg in the 19th century and Beyond

    5. Peter Voss
    Early School Evaluation and Competency Conflicts Between Primary and Secondary Schools in Luxembourg Around 1850

    6. Lukas Boser
    Taking the Right Measures: The French Political and Cultural Revolution and the Introduction of New Systems of Measurement in Swiss Schools in the 19th century

    7. Thomas Ruoss
    Education Statistics, School Reform, and the Development of Administration Bodies: The Example of Zurich Around 1900

    8. Michèle Hofmann
    From Abstinence to Economic Promotion, or: The International Temperance Movement and the Swiss Schools

    PART THREE: The Internationalization of European Schooling in the Cold War

    9. Rebekka Horlacher
    The Implementation of Programmed Learning in Switzerland

    10. Norbert Grube
    Global Comparison and National Application: Polls as a Means for Improving Teacher Education and Stabilizing the School System in Cold War Germany

    11. Regula Bürgi and Philipp Eigenmann
    The National in the Global: Switzerland and the Council of Europe’s Policies on Schooling for Migrant Children in the 1960s

    12. Catherina Schreiber
    Language Structures in a Multilingual and Multidisciplinary World: The Adaptations of Luxembourgian Language Education within a Cold War Culture

    13. Thomas Lenz
    Contesting Education: Media Debates and the Public Sphere in Luxembourg

    14. Matias Gardin
    Globalization in Finnish and West German Educational Rhetoric, 1960-1970

    PART FOUR: Recent Developments

    15. Malin Ideland and Daniel Tröhler
    Calling for Sustainability: WWF’s Global Agenda and Educating Swedish Exceptionalism

    16. Jette Schmidt, Peer Daugbjerg, Martin Sillasen, and Paola Valero
    From the Literate Citizen to the Qualified Science Worker: Neoliberal Rationality in Danish Science Education Reforms

    17. Lukas Graf
    The European Educational Model and its Paradoxical Impact at the National Level

    18. Viktoria Boretska
    Accelerated Westernization in Post-Soviet Russia: Coupling Higher Education and Research

    19. Jinting Wu
    Contesting Isomorphism and Divergence: Historicizing Chinese Educational Encounter with the ‘West’




    Daniel Tröhler is Professor of Education and Director of the Doctoral School in Educational Sciences at the University of Luxembourg and visiting Professor of Comparative Education at the University of Granada, Spain.Thomas Lenz is a post-doctoral research associate at the Research Unit for Education, Culture, Cognition and Society (ECCS) at the University of Luxembourg. He was a scientific collaborator at the University of Trier, Germany, and has taught courses at Hamline University, USA and at the Babes-Bolyai University, Romania

    "This book really comes together.What it shows—time and time again, in a variety of national contexts and time periods—is that efforts to import school policies and curricula and practices from elsewhere always experience an intense interaction with national policies and curricula and practices. It’s not that globalization efforts have no impact; it’s that this impact is nonlinear and not at all necessarily in the intended direction. National systems of schooling use international initiatives for their own purposes, just as globalizers try to use national vulnerabilities to advance their own agendas."

    --David F. Labaree, Stanford University, USA