Syllabus for The History of Educational Systems

Utbildningssystemens historia

A revised version of the syllabus is available.

Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 4PE121
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Sociology of Education A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2015-10-12
  • Established by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: week 02, 2016
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree corresponding to at least 180 credits, including at least 90 credits from a discipline pertaining to the social sciences or the humanities.
  • Responsible department: Department of Education

Decisions and guidelines

The course is part of the Master's Programme in Sociology of Education.

Learning outcomes

A student who successfully completed the course will be able to:

  • Summarise and analyse the general development of educational systems until the middle of the 20th century.
  • Explain how political and social struggles have shaped educational systems.
  • Summarise and critically value different theories and perspectives used to explain and investigate mass education and educational systems.

Content

The course deals with the establishment and development of different educational systems in the 19th and first half of the 20th century. It treats the rise of mass education and the attempts to explain this development from different theoretical perspectives. It focuses on the material and economic pre conditions for schooling and learning as well as on the diffusion of educational systems and institutions through borrowing and transfer. The course also highlights the functions and aims assigned to education in different political systems. One central feature of the course is thus the relationship between political aims and struggles and the design of the educational system as such.

Instruction

The course will consist of lectures and seminars

Assessment

Examination will include active participation at course sessions and oral and/or written exams

Syllabus Revisions

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 03, 2016

  • Beadie, Nancy Education, social Capital and State Formation in Comparative Historical Perspective : Preliminary Investigations

    Part of:

    Paedagogica historica : international journal of the history of education ...

    vol. 46 (2010) nr. 1-2 s. 15-32

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    Mandatory

  • Caruso, Marc Within, Between, Above and Beyond : (Pre)positions for a History of the Internationalisationof Educational Practices and Knowledge

    Part of:

    Paedagogica historica : international journal of the history of education ...

    vol. 50 (2014) nr. 1-2

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    Mandatory

  • Comparative education review : the official organ of the Comparative education society

    42:4 (1998): pp 448-478 Mundy, Karen. "Educational Multilateralism and World (Dis)Order."

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    Mandatory

  • Teeland, Jan Creating social democracy : a century of the Social Democratic Labor Party in Sweden

    English transl. and rev. ed.: University Park: Pennsylvania State Univ. Press, cop. 1992

    Lindensjö, Bo: "From Liberal Common School to State Primary School: A Main Line in Social Democratic Educational Policy." pp. 307-337

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  • Depaepe, Marc The Ten Commandmends of Good Practices in History of Education Research

    Zeitschrift für pädagogische Historiographie, 16(2010)

    Mandatory

  • Eklof, Ben The Myth of the Zemstvo School: : The Sources of the Expansion of Rural Education in Imperial Russia: 1864-1914.

    Part of:

    History of education quarterly.

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    Mandatory

  • Fuchs, Eckart The Creation of New International Networks in Education : The League of Nations and Educational Organizations in the 1920s

    Part of:

    Paedagogica historica : international journal of the history of education ...

    vol. 43 (2007) nr. 2

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  • Herbst, Jurgen The History of Education : State of the Art at the Turn of the Century in europe and North America

    Part of:

    Paedagogica historica : international journal of the history of education ...

    vol. 35 (1999) nr. 3

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  • History of education.

    London [etc.]: Taylor & Francis Ltd. [etc.],

    44:4 (2015): pp 415-436 Westberg, Johannes. "Multiplying the Origins of Mass Schooling: An Analysis of the Preconditions Common to Schooling and the School Building Process in Sweden, 1840-1900."

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  • Lowe, Roy History of education : major themes. Vol. 2, Education in its social context

    London: Routledge, 2000

    1. Green, Andy. "Education and State Formation Revisited" 2. Miller, Pavla. "Histiography of Compulsory Schooling: What is the Problem?"

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  • Jarausch, Konrad H. The Old 'New History of Education' : A German Reconsideration

    1986

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  • Lindert, Peter H. Growing public : social spending and economic growth since the eighteenth century. Vol. 1 The story

    Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2004

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  • Meyer, John W; Ramirez, Francisco O; Nuhoglu, Soysal Yasemin World Expansion of Mass Education, 1870-1980

    Part of:

    Sociology of education : a journal of research in socialization and social structure : [a journal of the American Sociological Association]

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  • Pine, Lisa Education in Nazi Germany

    2010

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  • Ramsey, Paul J Toiling together for social cohesion : International influences on the development of teacher education in the United States

    Part of:

    Paedagogica historica : international journal of the history of education ...

    vol. 50 (2014) nr. 1-2

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  • Sanderson, Michael Educational and Economic History: The Good Neighbours

    2007

    in: History of Education 36:4-5 (2007): pp 429-45

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  • Lauwerys, Joseph A. Scandinavian democracy : development of democratic thought and institutions in Denmark, Norway and Sweden

    Copenhagen: 1958

    Arvidson, Stellan: "Education for Democracy", pp 294-315.

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  • Sociology of education : a journal of research in socialization and social structure : [a journal of the American Sociological Association]

    http://www.jstor.org/journals/00380407.htmlz JSTOR 1963-1994 (from SSE domain hosts only)

    62:4 (1989): pp 277-88 Nuhoglu Soysal, Yasemin and David Strang. "Construction of the First Mass Education Systems in Nineteenth-Century Europe."

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  • Telhaug, Alfred Oftedal; Mediås, Odd Asbjorn; Aasen, Petter The Nordic Model in Education: Education as part of the political system in the last 50 years

    Part of:

    Scandinavian journal of educational research : a quarterly journal, publishing original papers from fields of study within the area of education

    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00313830600743274

    vol. 50:3, s. 245-283, 29 s. (2006)

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  • The economic history review : published on behalf of the Economic History Society

    39:3 (1986): pp. 371-91 Mitch, David. "The Impact of Subsidies to Elementary Schooling on Enrolment Rates in Nineteenth-Century England."

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  • The journal of economic history.

    70:1 (2010): pp. 1-26 Lindert, Peter and Sun Go. "The Uneven Rise of American Public Schools to 1850."

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  • Müller, Detlef K.; Ringer, Fritz K.; Simon, Brian The rise of the modern educational system : structural change and social reproduction 1870-1920

    Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press ; a Paris : b Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, 1987

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