Cover: The Politics of Progressive Education in HARDCOVER

The Politics of Progressive Education

The Odenwaldschule in Nazi Germany

Add to Cart

Product Details

HARDCOVER

$82.50 • £66.95 • €74.50

ISBN 9780674687592

Publication Date: 03/01/1992

Short

296 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 map, 10 halftones

World

Shirley’s is a very interesting book of high originality. Located in the interface between history of education, political science, educational theory, and comparative education, it is a fascinating account of the confrontations, compromises, and final breakdown of educational liberalism under the attack from both an authoritarian ideology and the build up of totalitarian state power. For the expert it affords fascinating reading; in the context of comparative education it breaks new ground. As an educational contribution to political science it is certain to be an innovation not easily superseded. Last but not least, from the vantage point of educational history, Shirley has an exciting story to tell.—Wolfgang Edelstein, Max Planck Institute, Berlin

This is an intriguing case study of the clash of progressive education with National Socialism. The documentation is rich, involving many interviews and personal records of the key figures. A welcome addition to the literature on German education as well as on Nazi society.—Konrad H. Jarausch, University of North Carolina

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Jacket: An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, by Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, from Harvard University Press

Honoring Latour

In awarding Bruno Latour the 2021 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, the Inamori Foundation said he has “revolutionized the conventional view of science” and “his philosophy re-examines ‘modernity’ based on the dualism of nature and society.” Below is an excerpt from An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. For more than twenty years, scientific and technological controversies have proliferated in number and scope, eventually reaching the climate itself. Since geologists are beginning to use the term “Anthropocene” to designate the era of Earth’s history that follows the Holocene