The Educated Subject and the German Concept of Bildung: A Comparative Cultural History

1st Edition

Rebekka Horlacher

Routledge
Published May 18, 2017
Reference - 158 Pages
ISBN 9781138085985 - CAT# Y333983
Series: Routledge Cultural Studies in Knowledge, Curriculum, and Education

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Summary

German education plays a huge role in the development of education sciences and modern universities internationally. It is influenced by the educational concept of Bildung, which defines Germany ‘s theoretical and curricular ventures. This concept is famously untranslatable into other languages and is often misinterpreted as education, instruction, training, upbringing and other terms which don’t encompass its cultural ambitions. Despite this hurdle, Bildung is now being recognized in current discussions of education issues such as standardization, teaching to the test, evidence-based policy and high stakes testing. This volume clears up the confusion and misunderstandings surrounding Bildung by examining the origins of the concept and how it has been applied throughout history. It paves the way for educators to fully understand and benefit from this model and all it has to offer.

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