Espacio, Tiempo y Educación (v. 5, n. 2, 2018) Diversity and trans-national connections in the history of modern education in Asia

New Issue

Special Issue: Diversity and trans-national connections in the history of modern education in Asia.

Guest editors: Shin’ichi Suzuki (Waseda University, Tokyo. Japan) & Parimala V. Rao (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. India).

“In this special issue we address how modern education crosses the borders of states, cultures and ethnicities towards developing universalistic perspectives. The Present Special Issue consists of 6 articles, 5 of them are on modernization of education in Japan and the remaining one discusses the issues concerning school education in Malaysia. Each paper illustrates the readers some of the typical phases of educational transitions which have been commonly observed in Asia. They represent reflexively and historically the educational situations which have been surrounding us all. (…) The essays in this special issue eloquently show that the modern education which originated in the west spread to the east during the nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries cannot fit into polemical binaries. They exhibit eloquently that the process of transmission of knowledge was complex and nuanced” (Suzuki  & Rao).


The Asian Examples and Perspectives

Shin’ichi Suzuki, Parimala V Rao


Space and Time in the Creative Curriculum: Drama and education in two island nations in the early twentieth century

Peter James Cunningham, Yoko Yamasaki

The origin of teaching as a profession in Japan: A transnational analysis of the relationship between professionalism and nationalism in the 19th century

Aki Sakuma

The roles played by a common language and music education in modernization and nation-state building in Asia

Yuri Ishii

History of the Reception of Montessori Education in Japan

Mika Yonezu

West Meets East. A Well-Rounded Education versus an Angular Education in Japan

Kazuhito Obara

Socio-historical transformation and classroom discourse in Malaysia

Meng Yew Tee, Shin Yen Tan, Lorraine Pe Symaco


Adaptar a educação a uma sociedade em mudança: Redes de circulação do escolanovismo e a difusão do pragmatismo em África nos anos 20 e 30

Ana Isabel Madeira

The Experience of Being a Lay Teacher in Catholic Schools: An Approach for Investigating the History of an Under-researched Field

Tom O’Donoghue

Reconstrucción del proceso de elaboración de la Ley Orgánica Constitucional de Enseñanza: actores, proyectos y disputas ideológicas. Chile, 1973–1990

Camila Pérez Navarro

«Rationale Trennung» or «Marriage d’Amour»? History and Philosophy of Educational Research

Karin Priem, Lynn Fendler

El acceso al empleo de preceptor de la cátedra de gramática de Benavente (Zamora)

Francisco José Rebordinos Hernando


Interview with Heinz-Elmar Tenorth

Annemarie Augschöll Blasbichler, Michaela Vogt