Studies in Philosophy and Education

, Volume 23, Issue 5, pp 393–408

The educational theorists, the teachers, and their history of education


DOI: 10.1007/s11217-004-4451-2

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Cascle, R. Stud Philos Educ (2004) 23: 393. doi:10.1007/s11217-004-4451-2


The following contribution expands the current discussion on the status and function of the history of education at the methodological, or epistemological, level by introducing the perspective of a history of educational knowledge. This opens up a theoretical option for educational historiography that avoids the identification of history of education with history of a discipline, or the institutionalized knowledge of education and teaching. As a consequence, some history of education topoi – as the history of a discipline – can be called into question and practiced historically rather than educationally or morally.


History of education History of ideas History of knowledge History of science Teacher education 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Allgemeine Päagogik Pädagogisches InstitutUniversität ZürichSchweiz

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