The long 20th century education reform

During 2021, the education reform-network organizes a series of seminars (one per month) engaging with central question at present concerning reform in education, including the role of nation and nationalism in education. The seminars will be held via Zoom.
The Research network Reforms in Education aims as the main theoretical result to further development of a concept of educational reform that can be applied to different national contexts, for international comparisons and the analysis of policy or knowledge transfer over time.

May 26, 2021

15:00-16:30 CET

”The Disembedded Laboratory – Torsten Husén and the Internationalisation of Educational Research for Policy”

Speakers: Christian Lundahl (Örebro University), Sotiria Grek (Edinburgh), Martin Lawn (Edinburgh), and Joakim Landahl (Stockholm). Commentator: Christian Ydesen (Aalborg).

Registration for the zoom session til May 21:

August 23, 2021

16:00-17:30 CET

”The political project of the nation state and the education systems. Reforms in Europe and the Americas”, hosted by Mette Buchardt, Centre for Education Policy Research, Aalborg University.

Nicole Gotling, University of Vienna, Austria: ”Nation-state reform crafting through historiography. Textbook narratives of the Prussian Wars, from the 1860s till the World Wars”.

Felicitas Acosta, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Argentina: ”Nation-States and secondary education reforms in Argentina: The case of the Colegio Nacional (National School)”

Discussant: Johannes Westberg, University of Groningen, NL

Registration for the zoom session till August 20, 2021:

October 19, 2021

15:00 UK (≙16:00 CET)

Amelia Peterson (London Interdisciplinary School): The Real Rise of the Meritocracy: commensuration of secondary education, 1960-2015

Chair: Jane Gingrich

Discussant: Jonathan Mijs, Harvard University, USA

Registration for the zoom session till October 18, 2021:

November 16, 2021

16:00-17.30 CET

Katie Day Good (Miami University): Bring the world to the child: Emerging media and world-minded citizenship in U.S. education, 1904-1946

Discussant: Felicitas Macgilchrist (GEI & University of Goettingen)

Chair: Patrick Bettinger & Michael Geiss (Zurich University of Teacher Education)

Registration for the zoom session till November 15, 2021:

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