Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory

Living Edition
| Editors: Michael A. Peters

Educationalization of Social Problems and the Educationalization of the Modern World

  • Daniel TröhlerEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-532-7_8-1

Synonyms

Introduction

The catchword “educationalization,” which enjoyed some popularity around 1920, has been used increasingly since the 1980s, first in the German and then in the Belgian and English discussions. Although the uses of and intentions behind the term are far from identical, they all express a perceived intersection between distinct social practices, one of which is education. As a rule, this intersection is interpreted as assigning education the task of coping with perceived social problems. Accordingly, the most popular expression of this mode of thought has been labeled, in an abstracting way, the educationalization of social problems. This entry builds on that but suggests a more comprehensive view, less reactive in character by claiming that since the eighteenth century the construction of modernity, progress, and open future depends on an idea of education that promises to be the engine of modernity by means of...

Keywords

Social Problem Eighteenth Century French Revolution Museum Education Existential Uncertainty 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.
This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.

References

  1. Carson, R. (1962). Silent spring. Greenwich: Fawcett.Google Scholar
  2. Depaepe, M. (2012). Between educationalization and appropriation. Selected writings on the history of modern educational systems. Leuven: Leuven University Press.Google Scholar
  3. Depaepe, M., & Smeyers, P. (Guest Eds.). (2008). Symposium on the educationalization of social problems. Educational Theory, 58(4), 379–474.Google Scholar
  4. Fischer, A. (1929). Germany. In Educational yearbook of the international institute of Teachers College Columbia University 6, https://www.tcrecord.org/edyearbook/Content.asp?ContentId=14761
  5. Foucault, M. (1977). Discipline and punish. The birth of the prison. New York: Random House. (French original 1975)Google Scholar
  6. Foucault, M. (1978). History of sexuality. Volume I: An introduction. New York: Pantheon books. (French original 1976)Google Scholar
  7. Horlacher, R. (2016). The educated subject and the German concept of Bildung. A comparative cultural history. New York: Routledge.Google Scholar
  8. Labaree, D. F. (2008). The winning ways of a losing strategy: Educationalizing social problems. Educational Theory, 58(4), 447–460.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Pocock, J. G. A. (1975). The Machiavellian moment. Florentine political thought and the Atlantic republican tradition. Princeton: Princeton University Press.Google Scholar
  10. Proske, M. (2001). Pädagogik und die Dritte Welt. Eine Fallstudie zur Pädagogisierung sozialer Probleme. Frankfurt am Main: Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität.Google Scholar
  11. Rickover, G. H. (1959). Education and freedom. New York: Dutton & Co.Google Scholar
  12. Smeyers, P., & Depaepe, M. (Eds.). (2008). Educational research: The educationalization of social problems. Dordrecht: Springer.Google Scholar
  13. Tröhler, D. (2011). The becoming of an educational science: The Protestant souls and psychologies. In D. Tröhler (Ed.), Languages of education: Protestant legacies, national identities, and global aspirations (pp. 131–147). New York: Routledge.Google Scholar
  14. Tröhler, D. (2013). Pestalozzi and the educationalization of the world. New York: Palgrave Pivot.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Tröhler, D. (2016). Curriculum history or the educational construction of Europe in the long nineteenth century. European Educational Research Journal, 15 (in press); DOI: 10.1177/1474904116645111Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of LuxembourgEsch-sur-AlzetteLuxembourg