Borders, Frontiers and Global “Western” Schooling — Conceptual perspectives for comparative-historical research
This free lecture by Dr. Marcelo Caruso of Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany will explore the globalization of a model of Western schooling from a group of countries considered “core” to the periphery of the system. In shaping this process during the last three centuries, two main forms of encounters had been identified: those in which a tradition of written culture existed, and those in which oral transmission represented the exclusive, or at least dominant form of cultural transmission. Whereas these two main types ‘encounters’ may have patterned the pace, intensity, and coherence of adopting a Western type of schooling, consider also a mixed model, one in which Western communities expanded their cultural forms at cost of other, then subaltern, forms of cultural transmission. Groups with strong oral cultures living in contiguity to Western settler populations, configure a mixed type. Known in many national historiographies as populations living at the “frontier” or “desert”, these groups challenged the extension of Western schooling. Through using historical-comparative perspectives, explore a constructed a form of cultural colonialism in the long history of globalization of Western institutions.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
ASU’s Tempe campus
Payne 129 [map]
Visitor parking is available in lot 20 and lot 18. Parking rates apply.
LOCATION: Payne 129
START DATE: October 10th, 2013