- National curriculum/bilingual education
THE STRUGGLE FOR THE HISTORY OF EDUCATION
In "The Struggle for History Education", Gary McCulloch sets out a vision for a future of study in the history of education which contributes to education, history and social sciences alike. Over the past century the history of education has passed through a number of approaches, more recently splintering into a number of different areas with sub-fields such as curriculum, teaching and gender; losing sight of a common cause. In this book, McCulloch contextualizes the struggle for educational history, explaining and making suggestions for the future on a number of topics, including: finding find a set of common causes for the field as a whole; engaging more effectively with social sciences and humanities while maintaining historical integrity; forming a rationale of missions and goals for the field; defining the overall content of the subject, its priorities and agendas; and reassessing the relevance of educational history to current educational and social issues.
Throughout this book the origins of unresolved debates and tensions about the nature of the field of history education are discussed and key examples are analysed to present a new view of future development. Drawing on thirty years of experience as a researcher and teacher in the history of education, Gary McCulloch presents a groundbreaking critique of the history of education in the modern world, which will appeal to both researchers and students in the field of education.