“Education and the Great Depression: Lessons from a Global History”
Editors: David Hicks and Tom Ewing
This proposed volume will examine the history of public schools in terms of pedagogies, curricula, policies, and practices at the point of intersection with world wide patterns of economic crisis, political instability, and social transformation.
The editors are looking for contributors who will:
explore these issues in a number of different regional and international contexts
integrate the disciplinary perspectives of historians and educational researchers
address the broader implications of this earlier period of crisis in schools and society.
Papers that explore the impact of the Great Depression in “non-Western” societies, that trace the influence of particular ideologies through the schools, that critically examine specific pedagogies at the level of theory and practice, or that draw comparisons across communities and cultures within the United States are especially welcome. Interested contributors should submit a brief proposal (one page) by October 21, 2002. Proposals must include a description of the paper and a discussion of the topic’s contribution to the broader relationship between education and the Great Depression. Accepted papers will be due in spring 2003, with final revisions expected by the late 2003. The editors hope to time the publication of this book with the seventy-fifth anniversary of the October 1929 stock market crash, which will come in the fall of 2004.
Dr. Tom Ewing
Department of History 0117
Blacksburg VA 24061 USA
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