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Constellation Analysis

A Methodology for Comparing Syllabus Topics Across Educational Contexts

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Bryan Cunningham

Jason Nicholls’ Constellation Analysis is an important contribution to studies in Comparative Education. From a deeply philosophical perspective (drawing in particular on the work of Hegel, Gadamer and Foucault), the author explores the ways in which topics in history education may be analysed and compared across international contexts. Utilising the Second World War as an «exemplar topic», the depiction of this crucial historical event in three countries, Japan, Sweden and England, is subjected to a highly novel form of interrogation. The book provides the reader not only with important insights into the nature of the books in use in classrooms across these contexts, but also into the educational – and indeed broad socio-political – environments beyond the classrooms.
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Bibliographic Information published by the Deutsche NationalbibliothekThe Deutsche Nationalbibliothek lists this publication in the Deutsche Nationalbibliografie; detailed bibliographic data is available in the internet at http://dnb.d-nb.de.

Cover photograph: Atlas supporting the globe.Statue surmounting Frankfurt main station (1883-1888).

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataNicholls, Jason, 1968-  Constellation analysis : a methodology for comparing syllabus topics across educational contexts / Jason Nicholls ; edited by Bryan Cunningham.    pages cm. – (Komparatistische Bibliothek / Comparative studies series / Bibliotheque d’etudes comparatives, ISSN 0934-0858 ; Band/vol. 26)  Summary: “Jason Nicholls’ Constellation Analysis is an important contribution to studies in Comparative Education. From a deeply philosophical perspective (drawing in particular on the work of Hegel, Gadamer and Foucault), the author explores the ways in which topics in history education may be analysed and compared across international contexts. Utilising the Second World War as an ‘exemplar topic,’ the depiction of this crucial historical event in three countries, Japan, Sweden and England, is subjected to a highly novel form of interrogation. The book provides the reader not only with important insights into the nature of the books in use in classrooms across these contexts, but also into the educational–and indeed broad socio-political–environments beyond the classrooms”– Provided by publisher.  ISBN 978-3-631-65130-8 (print) – ISBN 978-3-653-04255-9 (ebook) 1. History–Study and teaching. 2. Comparative education–Methodology. 3. Comparative education–Philosophy. 4. History–Outlines, syllabi, etc.–Evaluation. 5. History–Textbooks–Evaluation. 6. World War, 1939-1945–Study and teaching. I. Cunningham, Bryan, 1951-II. Title.  D16.25.N75 2014  907.1–dc23

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