Invitation to seminar on reforms in education
The European Research Network on Reforms in Education is directed by Johannes Westberg (Groningen, NL/Örebro, Sweden), together with Mette Buchardt (Aalborg), Michael Geiss (Zurich), and Jane Gingrich (Oxford).
The network's aim is described as being to "promote interdisciplinary theoretical and methodological reflection on educational reforms during the 20th century. The network will pursue 4 forms of activities during 2020-2022: international workshops, invited speakers, international research stays, and fully funded conference participations". To learn more about the network, press here.
During the late spring and early autumn of 2021 the network will organize international lecture series series of seminars, engaging with central question at present concerning reform in education, including the role of nation and nationalism in education. The seminars will be held via Zoom. Centre for Education Policy Research (CfU) is the fortunate host of one of these seminars. The seminar wil take place on August 23, 2021 CET 16-17:30 and is titled "The political project of the nation state and the education systems. Reforms in Europe and the Americas".
The presenters all work with reforms duing different times and spaces. Mette Buchardt (Centre for Education Policy Research, Aalborg University, Denmark) will host and open the seminar, Nicole Gotling (University of Vienna, Austria) and Felicitas Acosta (Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Argentina) will each give a presentation and Johannes Westberg (University of Groningen, The Netherlands) will serve as discussant. The seminar is free and open for all.
program: The political project of the nation state and the education systems. Reforms in Europe and the Americas
Introduction by Head of CfU Professor Mette Buchardt.
”Nation-state reform crafting through historiography. Textbook narratives of the Prussian Wars, from the 1860s till the World Wars”
by PhD Fellow Nicole Gotling
”Nation-States and secondary education reforms in Argentina: The case of the Colegio Nacional (National School)”
by Professor Felicitas Acosta
Comments by discussant, Professor Johannes Westberg
Outro by Head of CfU, Professor Mette Buchardt.
Registration for the zoom session by August 20, 2021: email@example.com