Identity, education and citizenship - multiple interrelations

Sprogøe, Jonas & Winther-Jensen, Thyge (Editors)

Identity, Education and Citizenship - Multiple Interrelations

Series: Komparatistische Bibliothek - Volume 13. Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2006. 393 pp.

Book synopsis

Identity, Education and Citizenship - Multiple Interrelations presents the outcomes of the XXI CESE Conference, held in Copenhagen, in summer 2004. Bringing together studies related to educational policies, the volume deals with the fact that the stream of ideas, information, culture, and money across the national borders continues to increase and to influence all sectors of modern society. Among the sectors most powerfully affected are educational practices and educational institutions of all kinds. Consequently, national educational policies must be examined and reviewed. The book tries to broaden the scope of existing Comparative Education literature and demonstrates the advantages of employing a comparative approach to current trends in society and education.


  • Jonas Sprogøe & Thyge Winther-Jensen: Preface
  • Jagdish Gundara: The Sacred and the Secular: Multiple Citizenship and Education
  • Yasemin Nuhoglu Soysal: How Europe Teaches Itself?
  • Svein Lorentzen: National Identities in Transition: An Agenda for Educational Change
  • Ann Doyle: Educational Equality, Religion, and Social Integration: France and England
  • Koji Nakamura: The Compatibility of British Identities with European Citizenship: Qualitative and Quantitative Research
  • Carme Martinez-Roca: Educational Policies of Arabic Language in Spain: One Nation, Multiple Belongings 
  • Thomas S. Popkewitz: Cosmopolitanism, Science, and the Sublime in the Construction of Schooling: A Comparative Approach to Comparative Education
  • Jürgen Schriewer: Les Mondes Multiples de l'Education: Rhétoriques Éducatives Mondialisées et Cadres Socio-Culturels de la Réflexion
  • Roberto Albarea/Davide Zoletto: Living the Betweenness - Paradoxes and Rhetorics: Comparative Attitude and Educational Style
  • Jason Beech: Redefining Educational Transfer: International Agencies and the (Re)production of Educational Ideas
  • Terri Kim: Building a Business: A Comparative Note on the Changing Identities of the British University
  • Ana Isabel Madeira: Framing Concepts in Colonial Education: A Comparative Analyses of Educational Discourses at the Turn of the Nineteenth to the Twentieth Century
  • Shin'ichi Suzuki: Towards Holistic Knowledge-Base for Learning Facilitators: Conflict Between the Global and the Local?
  • Dimitris Mattheou: Can the Local be Turned into the Global? Europeanization and the Quality of Higher Education in Greece
  • Michael Abelson: The Civic Mission of the University and the European Challenge
  • George Stamelos/Yiouli Papadiamantaki/Andreas Vassilopoulos: European Policies Implementation in the Greek Primary Education University Departments (PTDEs)
  • Jean-Jacques Paul: Do European Universities Train Their Students to Face Knowledge-Based Societies?
  • Vlatka Domovic/Zlata Godler: Dilemmas, Uncertainties, and Indecisions about the Future of Teacher Education: The Case of Croatia
  • Søeren Ehlers: The Decline and Fall of «Folkeoplysning and Adult Education»: Nordic Policy-Making during the Transition from Adult Education to Adult Learning
  • Régis Malet: Is Culture Paramount? School Reform in England and France in the Age of Globalisation
  • John R. Mallea: Multiple Identities, Education and Citizenship: A Canadian Viewpoint
  • Robert Cowen: Afterword: The Seven Deadly Sins of Comparative Education?

About the editor(s)

Jonas Sprogøe is a Ph.D. student at Learning Lab Denmark at the Danish University of Education, Copenhagen. He is currently involved in a comparative research project on management practices. Previously he worked on lifelong learning strategies and their implementation in the Nordic and Baltic countries.

Thyge Winther-Jensen is Emeritus Professor of Comparative Education at the Danish University of Education, Copenhagen. Previous to that he was Docent (Reader) of Comparative Education, History of Educational Ideas and Adult Education at the Institute of Education, University of Copenhagen. He was President of the Comparative Education Society in Europe from 1996 to 2000.