Languages of Education: Protestant Legacies, National Identities, and Global Aspirations

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-05-25
  • Publisher: Routledge

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In this landmark contribution to the study of the formation of the modern school, Daniel Trohler applies one of the most recognized methods of historical research to an analysis of the language of the academic discipline of education. Arguing the value of looking at languages rather than arguments - langues rather than paroles - this method of historical research is used to examine the background of different philosophies, theories, or arguments of education, specifically republicanism and Protestantism.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xix
Acknowledgmentsp. xxi
Introduction: Languages of Educationp. 1
Protestant Fundaments: Education, Economy, and Politicsp. 19
The Educationalization of the Modern World: Progress, Passion, and the Protestant Promise of Educationp. 21
Protestant Misunderstandings: Max Weber and the Protestant Ethic in Americap. 37
Reformed Protestantism, Classical Republicanism, and Educationp. 59
Rousseau's Classical Republicanismp. 61
Linguistic Turbulences: The American Debates 1776-1788p. 80
American Culture, Pragmatism, and the 'Kingdom of God on EarthÆp. 98
Langue as Homeland: The Genevan Reception of Pragmatismp. 113
Lutheran Protestantism, Education, and Bildungp. 129
The Becoming of an Educational Science: The Protestant Souls and Psychologiesp. 131
The German Geisteswissenschaftliche Pädagogik and the Ideology of Bildungp. 148
Languages of Education Compared: Germany, Switzerland, and the United Statesp. 164
Linguistic Archeology in Contemporary Debatesp. 179
Globalizing Globalization: The Neo-Institutional Concept of a World Culturep. 181
Concepts, Cultures, and Comparisons: PISA and the Double German Discontentmentp. 194
Notesp. 208
Referencesp. 224
Indexp. 248
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