Table of contents

  1. Rosa Bruno-Jofré, Carlos Martínez Valle
  2. Nelleke Bakker
  3. Joost J. Coté
  4. Bernadette Baker, Liang Wang
  5. Gary McCulloch, Tom Woodin
  6. Ciaran O’Neill, Petter Sandgren
  7. Katie Wright, Emma Buchanan
  8. Kristina R. Llewellyn, Elizabeth M. Smyth
  9. Kay Whitehead
  10. Tanya Fitzgerald
  11. Daniel Tröhler, Rebekka Horlacher
  12. Renata Horvatek, David P. Baker
  13. Daniel Tröhler
  14. Frederik Herman
  15. Howard Lee, Gregory Lee
  16. Kellie Burns, Helen Proctor, Heather Weaver
  17. Lynn Fendler
  18. Nancy Lesko, Sarah Gerth van den Berg
  19. Susannah Wright
  20. Tom O’Donoghue
  21. Diana D’Amico Pawlewicz, Andrea Guiden

About this book


This book offers an in‐depth historiographical and comparative analysis of prominent theoretical and methodological debates in the field. Across each of the sections, contributors will draw on specific case studies to illustrate the origins, debates and tensions in the field and overview new trends, directions and developments. Each section includes an introduction that provides an overview of the theme and the overall emphasis within the section. In addition, each section has a concluding chapter that offers a critical and comparative analysis of the national case studies presented. As a Handbook, the emphasis is on deeper consideration of key issues rather than a more superficial and broader sweep. The book offers researchers, postgraduate and higher degree students as well as those teaching in this field a definitive text that identifies and debates key historiographical and methodological issues. The intent is to encourage comparative historiographical perspectives of the nominated issues that overview the main theoretical and methodological debates and to propose new directions for the field.


Historiography Comparative History Educational reform and social change Historical Methodology Comparative History Religion and education Development of teaching Social sciences education

Editors and affiliations

  • Tanya Fitzgerald
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of EducationUniversity of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Reference Module Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-0942-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-1951
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-196X