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Re-inventing the Historical in Comparative Education: Reflections on a protean episteme by a contemporary player
It has been said, not in jest, that while the future may be predictable, the past is unpredictable. This essay first constructs yet another, but hopefully different, historical overview of theExpand
Comparative Education: Historical Reflections
The term comparative education (CE) is not a mono-faceted or monophonic concept/ intellectual system. It is an interand multidisciplinary ‘human science’, an episteme in Nicholas Hans’ sense ofExpand
The Modernist Beginnings of Comparative Education: The Proto-Scientific and the Reformist-Meliorist Administrative Motif
The modernist beginnings of comparative education (CE) as a fi eld of study are conventionally traced to the post-Enlightenment period in the early and mid decades of the nineteenth century, specifiExpand
Intellectual and Ideological Perspectives in Comparative Education: An Interpretation
THE PAST TWENTY YEARS have seen numerous arguments about the nature and scope of comparative education. One focus of controversy has been the developing orientation of the field-whether comparativeExpand
FORGOTTEN MEN, FORGOTTEN THEMES: THE HISTORICAL-PHILOSOPHICAL-CULTURAL AND LIBERAL HUMANIST MOTIF IN COMPARATIVE EDUCATION
Historical accounts of the development of Comparative Education (CE) as a fi eld of study trace its beginnings to several discourses—policy talk and policy practice—in Europe and America in theExpand
Reclaiming a Lost Legacy: The Historical Humanist Vision in Comparative Education
The history of comparative education in the second half of the twentieth century has been marked by periodic “systems crises”, in Alvin Gouldner’s meaning of the term. The historian can identify suchExpand
Agamemnon Contra Prometheus: Globalisation, Knowledge/Learning Societies and Paideia in the New Cosmopolis
This presentation “theorizes” about, and views critically, the undemocratic and dehumanizing consequences of the unfolding “Brave New Cosmopolis of Globalization” (BNCG) and theExpand
On Educational Knowledge — A Neglected Theme in Comparative Education
Comparative education, as it developed in the second half of the twentieth century, has been concerned mainly with the study of educational systems (their philosophies, organisation and governance),Expand
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