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Beyond These Shores: Internationalizing the History of Education

reviewed by Ronald K. Goodenow - 1983

coverTitle: Beyond These Shores: Internationalizing the History of Education
Author(s): W.F. Connell
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: 0807780243, Pages: , Year:
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Historians of American education have generally not framed their work in international or comparative contexts. When they analyze the evolution of such global phenomena as progressive education and policies on higher education, enhanced educational opportunity and multiculturalism, the focus is too often exclusively and misleadingly domestic. An unfortunate aspect of this situation is that many topics seem to be defined solely within the confines of our national experience and character, giving them an unduly unique quality. Another is that analyses usually overlook the transfer issue. They fail to consider that for much of this century the United States has been a leading exporter of educational influence. “American education,” whether represented by John Dewey, the Carnegie Corporation, the Agency for International Development, the postwar reconstruction of Germany and Japan, the wholesale development of educational systems in American colonies, or the building of universities and teacher training programs in Africa, has been transferred... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 84 Number 3, 1983, p. 753-759
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 838, Date Accessed: 5/31/2020 9:39:30 PM

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  • Ronald Goodenow
    Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut
    Ronald K. Goodenow teaches at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. Among his recent publications are two books, Educating an Urban People: The New York Experience (with Diane Ravitch) and Education and the Rise of the New South (with Arthur O. White).
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