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Educational Research, 3

The Educationalization of Social Problems

Educational Research, 3
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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 Padagogisierung. 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. 'Smeyers' and Depaepe's book offers great insights into one of the most ambivalent phenomena of today's educational world and especially educational policy.
Springer; April 2009
251 pages; ISBN 9781402097249
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