Title: Educational Research: the Educationalization of Social Problems
Editors: Smeyers, Paul
Depaepe, Marc
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Springer
Series Title: Educational Research vol:3
Abstract: Pushing ‘social’ responsibilities on schools is a process that has been underway for a long time. This phenomenon has been studied more in Europe than in North America and the U.K. and has been labelled Pädagogisierung. The editors have chosen to use ‘Educationalization’ to identify the overall orientation or trend toward thinking about education as the focal point for addressing or solving larger human problems. The term describes these phenomena as a sub-process of the ‘modernization’ of society, but it also has negative connotations, such as increased dependence, patronization, and pampering. In this book distinguished philosophers and historians of education focus on ‘educationalization’ to expand its meaning through an engagement with educational theory. Topics discussed are the family and the child, the ‘learning society’, citizenship education, widening participation in higher education, progressive education, and schooling movements such as No Child Left Behind.
ISBN: 978-1-4020-9722-5
VABB publication type: VABB-3
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IBe
Appears in Collections:Education, Culture and Society

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