This Handbook analyzes the origins, contributions, and interpretations of international education. The authors identify approaches to research that will enhance our knowledge and understanding of the field, and extend and even redraw it, on the basis of the research evidence presented. Key features includes a historical overview of the ways in which the term "international education" has been interpreted; the theoretical interpretation of international education in its current context; international education in practice: exploration of the issues in terms of students, curricula, pedagogies, and organizing formal institutions; and conceptual challenges for international education in the future.

Historical Resources for Research in International Education (1851–1950)

Historical Resources for Research in International Education (1851–1950)

Historical resources for research in international education (1851–1950)

As a discipline concerned with both theory and practice, international education may be considered wide enough to embrace both education for international understanding, as it has been known for well over a century, and education for world citizenship, which many have argued in support of for centuries. Since one of the major weaknesses in the research literature for international education is the lack of a historical treatment, this chapter will focus on the most important historical resources available to the researcher for the ten decades represented in the period 1851–1950. Initial steps have been taken to link the major institutions and the chief activists in the field over the past ...

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