TOWARDS A POSTCOLONIAL COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

Authors

  • KEITA TAKAYAMA State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • ARATHI SRIPRAKASH Politics and Practice of Child- Centered Education in India
  • RAEWYN CONNELL University of Sydney

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24234/miopap.v13i1.263

Abstract

This article, which serves to introduce the special issue on “Contesting Coloniality: Re- thinking Knowledge Production and Circulation in Comparative and International Edu- cation,” brings to the fore the rarely acknowledged colonial entanglements of knowledge in the field of comparative and international education (CIE). We begin by showing how colonial logics underpin the scholarship of one of the field’s founding figures, Isaac L. Kandel. These logics gained
legitimacy through the Cold War geopolitical contexts in which the field was established and have shaped subsequent approaches including the much-debated world-culture approach to globalization in education. 

Author Biographies

KEITA TAKAYAMA, State University of New York at Stony Brook

State University of New York at Stony Brook. CPA, Senior Audit Associate II at BKD CPAs & Advisors

ARATHI SRIPRAKASH, Politics and Practice of Child- Centered Education in India

Politics and Practice of Child- Centered Education in India

RAEWYN CONNELL, University of Sydney

Professor Emeritus at the University of Sydney

References

Abe, Shigetaka. 1932. “Education in Formosa and Korea.” In Educational Yearbook of the International Institute of Teachers College, Columbia University 1931, ed. I. L. Kandel. New York: International Institute of Teachers College.
Alatas, Syed Farid. 2006. Alternative Discourses in Asian Social Science: Responses to Eu- rocentrism. New Delhi: Sage.
Alatas, Syed Farid. 2014. Applying Ibn Khaldun: The Recovery of a Lost Tradition in Soci- ology. Routledge Advances in Sociology. New York: Routledge.
Alatas, Syed Hussein. 1974. “The Captive Mind and Creative Development.” In5. ternational Social Science Journal 36 (4), 691–700.
Altbach, Philip G. 1991. “Trends in Comparative Education.” Comparative Education Review 35:491–507.
Altbach, Philip G., and Gail P. Kelly. 1978. Education and Colonialism. New York: Longman.
Arnove, Robert. F. (1999) 2013. “Reframing Comparative Education: The Dialectic of the Global and the Local.” In Comparative Education: The Dialectic of the Global and the Local, ed. R. Arnove and C. A. Torres. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Arnove, Robert. F. 2001. “Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Facing the Twenty-first Century: Challenges and Contributions.” Comparative Ed- ucation Review 45: 477–503.
Arnove, Robert F., and Carlos A. Torres, eds. (1999) 2013. Comparative Education: The Dialectic of the Global and the Local. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield
Bakare-Yusuf, Bibi. 2003. “‘ Yorubas Don’t Do Gender’: A Critical Review of Oyeronke Oyewumi’s The Invention of Women: Making an African Sense of Western Gender Dis- courses.” African Identities 1:121–43.
Baker, Michael. 2012. “Modernity/Coloniality and Eurocentric Education: Towards a Postoccidental Self-Understanding of the Present.” Policy Futures in Education 10 (1): 4 –22.
Bennett, Jane. 2008. “Editorial: Researching for Life: Paradigms and Power.” Feminist Africa 11:1–12.
Bereday, George. 1964. Comparative Method in Education. New York: Rinehart & Winston.
Bhambra, Gurminder K. 2007. Rethinking Modernity: Postcolonialism and the Socio22. logical Imagination. New York: Palgrave.
Bhambra, Gurminder K. 2014. Connected Sociologies. New York: Bloomsbury. Blake, David W. 1982. “The Purposes and Nature of Comparative Education: The
Contribution of I. L. Kandel.” Comparative Education 18 (1): 3–13.
Bray, Mark. 2002. “Comparative Education in East Asia.” Current Issues in Comparative Education 1 (2): 209–24.
Bray, Mark. 2003. “Tradition, Change, and the Role of the World Council of Com- parative Education Societies.” International Review of Education 49 (1–2): 1–13.
Bray, Mark, and Maria Manzon. 2014. “The Institutionalization of Comparative Ed- ucation in Asia and the Pacific: Roles and Contributions of Comparative Education Societies and the WCCES.” Asia Pacific Journal of Education 34 (2): 228–48.
Carney, Stephen, Jeremy Rappleye, and Iveta Silova. 2012. “Between Faith and Sci- ence: World Culture Theory and Comparative Education.” Comparative Education Review 56 (3): 366–93.
Chakrabarty, Dipesh. 2000. Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Chen, Kuan-Hsing. 2010. Asia as Method: Toward De-Imperialization. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
Collins, Patricia Hill. 1991. Black Feminist Thought. New York: Routledge. Coloma, Roland, S. 2004. “Empire and Education: Filipino Schooling under United States Rule 1900–1910.” PhD diss., The Ohio State University.
Connell, Raewyn. 2007. Southern Theory: The Global Dynamics of Knowledge in Social Sci- ence. Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin.
Connell, Raewyn. 2014. “Rethinking Gender from the South.” Feminist Studies 40 (3): 518–39.
Cooper, Brenda, and Robert Morrell, eds. 2014. Africa-Centred Knowledges: Crossing Fields and Worlds. Woodbridge: James Currey.
Cowen, Robert. 2000. “Comparing Futures or Comparing Pasts?” Comparative Edu- cation 36 (3): 333-42.
Danell, Rickard, Anna Larsson, and Per Wisselgren, eds. 2013. Social Science in Context: Historical, Sociological and Global Perspectives. Lund: Nordic Academic Press.
del Moral, Solsiree. 2013. Negotiating Empire: The Cultural Politics of Schools in Puerto Rico, 1898–1952. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.
Du Bois, W. E. B. 1945. Color and Democracy: Colonies and Peace. New York: Harcourt Brace.
Epstein, Debbie, and Robert Morrell. 2012. “Approaching Southern Theory: Ex47. plorations of Gender in South African Education.” Gender and Education 24 (5): 469–82.
Epstein, Erwin H. 1988. “The Problematic Meaning of ‘Comparison’ in Comparative Education.” In Theories and Methods in Comparative Education, ed. J. Schriewer and B. Holmes. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.
Epstein, Erwin H. 2016. “Early Leaders: Isaac Kandel, William W. Brickman, and C. Arnold Anderson.” In Crafting a Global Field: Six Decades of the Comparative and International Education Society, ed. E. H. Epstein. Hong Kong: Comparative Edu- cation Research Centre (CERC), University of Hong Kong; Dordrecht: Springer. Epstein, Erwin H., and Katherine T. Carroll. 2005. “Abusing Ancestors: Historical Functionalism and the Postmodern Deviation in Comparative Education.” Com52. parative Education Review 49 (1): 62–88.
Fanon, Frantz. (1961) 1968. The Wretched of the Earth. New York: Grove Press. Go, Julian. 2013. “For a Postcolonial Sociology.” Theory and Society 42 (1): 25–55. Gutiérrez Rodríguez, Encarnación, Manuela Boatc?, and Sérgio Costa, eds. 2010.
Hayhoe, Ruth. 2000. “Redeeming Modernity.” Comparative Education Review 44 (4): 423–39.
Hayhoe, Ruth, and Karen Mundy 2008. “Introduction to Comparative and Interna- tional Education: Why Study Comparative Education?” In Comparative and Interna- tional Education: Issues for Teachers, ed. K. Mundy, K. Bickmore, R. Hayhoe, M. Mad- den, and K. Madjidi. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press; New York: Teachers College Press.
Hoffman, Diane M. 1999. “Culture and Comparative Education: Toward Decentering and Recentering the Discourse.” Comparative Education Review 43 (4): 464 -88.
Hountondji, Paulin J. (1976) 1983. African Philosophy: Myth and Reality. Trans. H. Evans and J. Rée. London: Hutchinson.
Hountondji, Paulin J. 2002. The Struggle for Meaning: Reflections on Philosophy, Culture, and Democracy in Africa. Athens: Ohio University Press.
Hountondji, Paulin J., ed. (1994) 1997. Endogenous Knowledge: Research Trails. Dakar: CODESRIA.
Kandel, Isaac L. 1932. “Introduction.” In Educational Yearbook of the International In63. stitute of Teachers College, Columbia University, 1931, ed. I. L. Kandel. New York: Co- lumbia University.
Kandel, Isaac L. 1933. Studies in Comparative Education. London: Harrap.
Kandel, Isaac L. 1936. “Chapter III Comparative Education.” Review of Educational Research 6 (4): 400–416.
Kandel, Isaac L. 1961. “Comparative Education and Underdeveloped Countries: A New Dimension.” Comparative Education Review 4 (3): 130–35.
Kandel, Isaac L., ed. 1924. Twenty-Five Years of American Education. New York: Mac- Millan.
Kazamias, Andreas M. 2009. “Forgotten Men, Forgotten Themes, the Historical- Philosophical-Cultural and Liberal Humanist Motif.” In International Handbook of Comparative Education, ed. R. Cowen and A. M. Kazamias. Heidelberg: Springer.
Kelly, Gail P. 1979. “The Relation between Colonial and Metropolitan Schools: A Structural Analysis.” Comparative Education 15 (2): 209–15.
Kelly, Gail P. 1984. “The Presentation of Indigenous Society in the Schools of French West Africa and Indochina, 1918 to 1938.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 26 (3): 523–42.
Kelly, Gail P., and Philip G. Altbach. 1981. “Comparative Education: A Field in Transition.” In International Bibliography of Comparative Education, ed. P. G. Altbach, G. P. Kelly, and D. H. Kelly. New York: Praeger.
Kelly, Gail P., Philip G. Altbach, and Robert F. Arnove. 1982 . “Trends in Compara76. tive Education: A Critical Analysis.” In Comparative Education, ed. P. G. Altbach, R. F. Arnove, and G. P. Kelly. New York: Macmillan.
Komagome, Takeshi. 2008. “Colonial Modernity for an Elite Taiwanese, Lim Bo78. Seng.” In Taiwan under Japanese Colonial Rule, 1895–1945: History, Culture, Memory, ed. P. Liao and D. D. Wang. New York: Columbia University Press.
Kubow, Patricia K., and Paul R. Fossum. 2003. Comparative Education: Exploring Issues in International Context. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill Prentice Hall.
Maia, João Marcelo Ehlert. 2011. “Space, Social Theory and Peripheral Imagination: Brazilian Intellectual History and De-Colonial Debates.” International Sociology 26 (3): 392–407.
Manzon, Maria. 2011. Comparative Education: The Construction of a Field. Hong Kong: Comparative Education Research Centre, University of Hong Kong.
Manzon, Maria, and Mark Bray. 2006. “The Comparative and International Educa- tion Society (CIES) and the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES).” Current Issues in Comparative Education 8 (2): 69–83.
Masemann, Vandra, Mark Bray, and Maria Manzon, eds. 2007. Common Interests, Uncommon Goals: Histories of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies and its Members. Hong Kong: Springer.
Masso, Gildo. 1924. “Education in the United States Possessions. Part II: Education in the Philippines Islands.” In Twenty-Five Years of American Education, ed. I. Kandel. New York: Macmillan.
Meekosha, Helen. 2011. “Decolonizing Disability: Thinking and Acting Globally.” Disability and Society 26 (6): 667–81.
Mignolo, Walter D. 2007. “Delinking: The Rhetoric of Modernity, the Logic of Coloniality and the Grammar of De-Coloniality.” Cultural Studies 21 (2–3): 449–514. Mohanty, Chandra Talpade. 1991. “Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses.” In Third World Women and the Politics of Feminism, ed. Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Ann Russo, and Lourdes Torres. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
Mudimbe, V. Y. 1994. The Idea of Africa. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Mundy, Karen, Kathy Bickmore, Ruth Hayhoe, Meggan Madden, and Katherine Madjidi, eds. 2008. Comparative and International Education: Issues for Teachers. New York: Teachers College Press.
Nandy, Ashis. 2004. Bonfire of Creeds: The Essential Ashis Nandy. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
Ninnes, Peter, and Greg Burnett. 2004. “Postcolonial Theory in and for Comparative Education.” In Re-imagining Comparative Education: Postfoundational Ideas and Appli- cations for Critical Times, ed. P. Ninnes and S. Mehta. New York: RoutledgeFalmer. Nordtveit, Bjorn H. 2015. “Knowledge Production in a Constructed Field: Reflec- tions on Comparative and International Education.” Asia Pacific Education Review 16:1–11.
Odora Hoppers, Catherine A., ed. 2002. Indigenous Knowledge and the Integration of Knowledge Systems: Towards a Philosophy of Articulation. Claremont: New Africa Books. Osuna, Juan J. 1924. “Education in the United States Possessions. Part I: Education in Port Rico.” In Twenty-Five Years of American Education, ed. I. L. Kandel. New York: MacMillan.
Patel, Sujata, ed. 2010. The ISA Handbook of Diverse Sociological Traditions. Los Angeles: Sage.
Phillips, David, and Michele Schweisfurth 2008. Comparative and International Edu- cation: An Introduction to Theory, Method and Practice. London: Continuum.
Pollack, Erwin. 1991. “Isaac Leon Kandel (1881–1965).” PROSPECTS: The Quarterly Review of Comparative Education 23 (3/4): 775–87.
Quijano, Aníbal. 2000. “Coloniality of Power and Eurocentrism in Latin America.” International Sociology 15 (2): 215–32.
Rappleye, Jeremy. Forthcoming. “Origins of the Faith: The Untold Story of Hugh Wood, American Development Assistance in the 1950s, and Nepal’s Modern Education System.” In Long 1950s, Vol. 2: The World in Nepal, ed. Onta, P., M. Liechty and R. Parajuli. New York: Routledge.
Rappleye, Jeremy, and Komatsu Hikaru. 2015. “Living on Borrowed Time: Re- thinking Temporality, Self, Nihilism, and Schooling.” Comparative Education 52 (2): 177–201.
Reuter, Julia, and Paula-Irene Villa, eds. 2010. Postkoloniale Soziologie: Empirische Befunde, Theoretische Anschl•sse, Politische Intervention. Bielefeld: Transcript. Said, Edward W. 1978. Orientalism. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.
Santos, Boaventura de Sousa. 2014. Epistemologies of the South: Justice against Epistemi- cide. Boulder, CO: Paradigm.
Silova, Iveta. 2012. “Contested Meanings of Educational Borrowing.” In Policy Bor- rowing and Lending in Education, ed. G. Steiner-Khamsi and F. Waldow. New York: Routledge.
Smith, Linda Tuhiwai. 1999. Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples. London: Zed.
Steiner-Khamsi, Gita. 2016. “The Oral History Project: Comparatively Speaking I and II.” In Crafting a Global Field: Six Decades of the Comparative and International Education Society, ed. E. H. Epstein. Dordrecht: Springer.
Steinmetz, George, ed. 2013. Sociology and Empire: The Imperial Entanglements of a Dis- cipline. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
Takayama, Keita. 2011. “Other Japanese Educations and Japanese Education Other- wise.” Asia Pacific Journal of Education 31:345–59.
Takayama, Keita. 2015. “Provincializing and Globalizing the World Culture Theory Debate: Critical Insights from a Margin.” Globalisation, Societies and Education 13 (1): 34 –57.
Takayama, Keita. 2016. “Deploying the Post-Colonial Predicaments of Researching on/with ‘Asia’ in Education: A Standpoint from a Rich Peripheral Country.” Dis- course: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education 37 (1): 70–88.
Tikly, Leon. 1999. “Postcolonialism and Comparative Education.” International Review of Education 45 (5/6): 603–21.
Tikly, Leon. 2004. “Education and the New Imperialism/” Comparative Education, 40 (2): 173–98.
Turner, Bryan S. 1992. Max Weber: From History to Modernity. London: Routledge. Waldow, Florian. 2012. “Standardisation and Legitimacy: Two Central Concepts in Research on Educational Borrowing and Lending.” In Policy Borrowing and Lending in Education, ed. Steiner-Khamsi and F. Waldow. New York: Routledge.
Willinsky, John. 1998. Learning to Divide the World: Education at Empire’s End. Minne130. apolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Wiseman, Alexander, and Cheryl Matherly. 2016. “Professionalizing the Field.” In Crafting a Global Field: Six Decades of the Comparative and International Education So- ciety, ed. E. H. Epstein. Hong Kong: Comparative Education Research Centre (CERC), University of Hong Kong; Dordrecht: Springer.

Downloads

Published

2017-04-12

How to Cite

TAKAYAMA, K. ., SRIPRAKASH, A. ., & CONNELL, R. . (2017). TOWARDS A POSTCOLONIAL COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION. Main Issues Of Pedagogy And Psychology, 13(1), 15-34. https://doi.org/10.24234/miopap.v13i1.263

Issue

Section

Articles