Beyond Arguments and Ideas: Languages of Education

  • Daniel TröhlerEmail author
Part of the Educational Research book series (EDRE, volume 4)


Whether or not education counts as an academic discipline is being disputed. This uncertainty is connected with both the object of educational research – the educational field with its public discourses, organizations, and personae – and the mode of research and academic discussion. These two elements, the field and research in the field, are closely connected, because the research questions regulate (to a large extent) what constitutes the field. The dominant modes of research define the way in which the educational field is perceived. For instance, today’s globally dominant large-scale assessment research mainly defines the educational field in terms of core skills or school disciplines that are to be learnt.


Human Capital Theory Universal Language School Discipline Educational Field Discursive Context 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of LuxembourgLuxembourgLuxembourg

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