Educationalization and Its Complexities: Religion, Politics, and Technology

Edited by Rosa Bruno-Jofré

© 2019

This edited collection brings together scholars from Canadian and international institutions to discuss educationalization, a trend in modern societies that involves transferring social responsibilities onto the school system.

This book brings a new dimension to the literature on educationalization by examining the concept in relation to Catholicism, Indigenous issues, the right to education, and historical studies grounded in both Canada and Chile. In these contributions, the book represents an attempt to both deepen the current discussion on the construction and use of educationalization as a concept as well as invite further exploration of this subject in relation to the increasing digitalization of life in the twenty-first century.

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  • Page Count: 382 pages
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Bringing a new dimension to the literature on educationalization, this book is grounded in historical research, curricular analysis, and philosophical reflection.

Educationalization and Its Complexities: Religion, Politics, and Technology

Edited by Rosa Bruno-Jofré

© 2019

This edited collection brings together scholars from Canadian and international institutions to discuss educationalization, a trend in modern societies that involves transferring social responsibilities onto the school system.

This book brings a new dimension to the literature on educationalization by examining the concept in relation to Catholicism, Indigenous issues, the right to education, and historical studies grounded in both Canada and Chile. In these contributions, the book represents an attempt to both deepen the current discussion on the construction and use of educationalization as a concept as well as invite further exploration of this subject in relation to the increasing digitalization of life in the twenty-first century.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 382 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.2in x 9.2in
  • Reviews

    "Educationalization and Its Complexities is a wonderful example of the pairing of academic rigour and artistic construction. The book makes a well-grounded and sophisticated contribution to not only the potential interpretative power of the concept of educationalization, but also to the consideration of its potential socio-political limitations."


    Gonzalo Jover, Dean, Faculty of Education, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    "This book is an outstanding exposition on the ways in which responsibility for social problems that originate in other social spheres are assigned to formal schooling. It should be read with profit by those who are actors on today’s political and educational stage and by those who, as historians of education, wish to gain insights on how their work may contribute to contemporary debates."


    Tom O’Donoghue, Graduate School of Education, The University of Western Australia

    "Educationalization is often used as a critical concept, denoting the tendencies of modern societies to assign responsibilities to public schools that are not being adequately addressed by other institutions. However, the same concept can be read in a more positive way, denoting the growing recognition that many vexed social problems have an unavoidably educational dimension. This impressive collection of authors largely takes the latter view and the result is a conversation about the meaning and purpose of education from both historical and contemporary perspectives, ranging from Capuchin missionaries in Chile in the nineteenth century to the impact of modern digital technologies."


    Nicholas C. Burbules, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Author Information

    Rosa Bruno-Jofré is professor and former dean (2000-2010) of the Faculty of Education, cross-appointed to the Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Science, at Queen’s University.
  • Table of contents

    Introduction: Problematizing 'Educationalization'
    Rosa Bruno-Jofré

    PART I
    Contesting Views of Processes of Educationalization at the Intersection with Christianity

    Chapter 1: The Dignity of Protestant Souls: Protestant Trajectories in the Educationalization of the World
    Daniel Tröhler

    Chapter 2: Multiple Early Modernities and "Educationalization": Reframing the Confessional Debate on Education, Politics and Religion in Early Modern Europe
    Carlos Martínez Valle

    Chapter 3: Catholicism and ‘Educationalization’
    Rosa Bruno-Jofré

    Chapter 4: Antigonish, or an ‘Education that is not Educationalization’
    Adam Josh Cole

    PART II
    Catholicism, Spirituality, and ‘Educationalization’

    Chapter 5: Educationalization of the Modern World: The Case of the Loretto Sisters in British North America
    Elizabeth Smyth

    Chapter 6: Women Religious’ New Educational Approaches in the Global South, 1968-80
    Heidi MacDonald

    Chapter 7: The Educationalization Process and the Roman Catholic Church in North America during the Long Nineteenth Century
    Joseph Stafford

    Chapter 8: The Educationalization in the Spanish Second Republic and the Expulsion of the Jesuits from Spain in 1932
    Jon Igelmo Zaldívar

    Chapter 9: Waldorf Education and the Educationalization of Spirituality in the Plural Context in Late Twentieth-century Spain
    Patricia Quiroga Uceda

    PART III
    Educationalization and the Right to Education/Schooling

    Chapter 10: Educationalization, Schooling, and the Right to Education
    Felicitas Acosta

    PART IV
    ‘Educationalization’ and Democratic Spaces in the Digital Era

    Chapter 11: Educationalization as Technologization
    William F. Pinar

    Chapter 12: Countering Patterns of Educationalization: Creating Digital Tools for Critical Evidence-based Thinking
    Ana Jofré

    PART V
    ‘Educationalization’ as a Tool of Colonization and its Counter-dimension in Indigenous Educational Agendas: Limits and Possibilities

    Chapter 13: Educationalization in Canada: The Use of Native Teacher Education as a Tool of Decoloniality
    Bonita Uzoruo

    Chapter 14: Indigeneity and Educationalization
    Chris Beeman

    Chapter 15: Capuchin Missions in Mapuche Territory: The Education of an Original People in Chile from 1880 to 1930
    Sol Serrano and Macarena Ponce de León

    Chapter 16: Turning the Problem on its Head: Looking to New Critical Directions
    Josh Cole and Ian McKay

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