Educationalization and Its Complexities: Religion, Politics, and Technology
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
- Illustrations: 5
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.2in x 9.2in
"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 InformationRosa Bruno-Jofré is professor and former Dean of the Faculty of Education, cross-appointed to the Department of History at Queen’s University.
Table of contents
Introduction: Problematizing 'Educationalization'
Rosa Bruno-Jofré, Queen’s University
Part One: Contesting Views of Processes of Educationalization at the Intersection with Christianity
1. The Dignity of Protestant Souls: Protestant Trajectories in the Educationalization of the World
Daniel Tröhler, University of Vienna
2. Multiple Early Modernities and "Educationalization": Reframing the Confessional Debate on Education, Politics and Religion in Early Modern Europe
Carlos Martínez Valle, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
3. Catholicism and "Educationalization"
Rosa Bruno-Jofré, Queen’s University
4. Antigonish, or an "Education that is not Educationalization"
Adam Josh Cole, Queen’s University
Part Two: Catholicism, Spirituality, and Educationalization
5. Educationalization of the Modern World: The Case of the Loretto Sisters in British North America
Elizabeth Smyth, University of Toronto
6. Women Religious’ New Educational Approaches in the Global South, 1968-80
Heidi MacDonald, University of New Brunswick
7. The Educationalization Process and the Roman Catholic Church in North America during the Long Nineteenth Century
Joseph Stafford, Queen’s University
8. The Educationalization in the Spanish Second Republic and the Expulsion of the Jesuits from Spain in 1932
Jon Igelmo Zaldívar, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
9. Waldorf Education and the Educationalization of Spirituality in the Plural Context in Late Twentieth-century Spain
Patricia Quiroga Uceda, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
Part Three: Educationalization and the Right to Education/Schooling
10. Educationalization, Schooling, and the Right to Education
Felicitas Acosta, Universidad General Sarmiento, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Part Four: Educationalization and Democratic Spaces in the Digital Era
11. Educationalization as Technologization
William Pinar, University of British Columbia
12. Countering Patterns of Educationalization: Creating Digital Tools for Critical Evidence-based Thinking
Ana Jofré, SUNY Polytechnic, Utica
Part Five: Educationalization as a Tool of Colonization and its Counter-dimension in Indigenous Educational Agendas: Limits and Possibilities
13. Educationalization in Canada: The Use of Native Teacher Education as a Tool of Decoloniality
Bonita Uzoruo, Queen’s University
14. Indigeneity and Educationalization
Chris Beeman, Brandon University
15. Capuchin Missions in Mapuche Territory: The Education of an Original People in Chile from 1880 to 1930
Sol Serrano, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Macarena Ponce de León, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Concluding Analysis: Turning the Problem on its Head: Looking to New Critical Directions
Adam Josh Cole, Queen’s University and Ian McKay, McMaster University
List of Contributors
Subjects and Courses