Research Areas

Internationalization of educational phenomena

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AIIJR, fonds Adolphe Ferrière, "La jeunesse et la Paix du Monde", édition du 18 mai 1937.

The question of circulations, connections and transfers (of models, policies, actors) and the historiographical debates and various methodological approaches that it inspires (crossed history, global, connected, shared, shared), constitutes a ground of historical investigation particularly fruitful. These perspectives demonstrate the fruitfulness of research endeavoring to cross scales of analysis, by articulating local, regional, national and international approaches in order to shift the angle of analysis towards the processes that are developing beyond, beyond and across borders.

The history of educational phenomena inspires and enriches these perspectives: research on the actors involved in these transfer mechanisms individually or collectively (students, teachers, education experts, unions, civil servants), on the circulation of knowledge through various media and spaces (educational journals, international congresses), on the role of circulatory platform played by international institutions and organizations related to education and childhood policies (IBE, ILO, FIAI, SDN, UNESCO), on phenomena related to the local translation of kinetic processes (hybridization, appropriation, resermentation, resistance, rejection). ERHISE contributes in various ways to these renewals. It notably inaugurates a collective research, subsidized by the SNSF, which focuses on the way in which educational internationalism operates from the IBE to identify the projects in which its promoters invest, the knowledge produced to do so. and how they are discussed, systematized, disseminated and transformed during the first century. Networks working on the internationalization of education will be mapped, following the individual and collective actors who are the builders, seizing them in the evolution of their trajectories, their positions and their interactions.

Publications :

  • Droux, J. & Hofstetter, R. (Ed.) (2015). Globalisation des mondes de l’éducation. Circulations connexions, réfractions, 19e-20e siècles. Rennes : Presses universitaires de Rennes.
  • Droux, J. & Hofstetter, R. (Ed.) (2015). Setting Education on the Global Agenda: a Historical Perspective. Prospects. Quaterly review of comparative education, XLV/1.
  • Fontaine, A. (2015). Aux heures suisses de l'école républicaine. Un siècle de transferts culturels et de déclinaisons pédagogiques dans l'espace franco-romand, préface de Michel Espagne. Paris : Demopolis, coll. Quaero.
  • Haenggeli-Jenni, B., Fontaine, A. & Bühler, P. (Ed.) (2014). Une circulation des idées pédagogiques sur papier. Presse d'éducation, transferts et trajectoires transnationales des savoirs (1850-2000). Revue suisse des Sciences de l'éducation (numéro thématique).
  • Hofstetter, R., Droux J. (& Depaepe, M.) (Ed.). (2014). Internationalization in Education (18th-20th Centuries). Special Issue Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education.
  • Droux, J. (2013). « From Inter-Agency Concurrences to Transnational Collaborations: The ILO Contribution to Child Welfare Issues during the Interwar Years», in S. Kott et J. Droux (Ed.), Globalizing Social Rights: The International Labour Organization and Beyond (pp. 262-279). Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Droux, J. (2013). « Une contagion programmée: La circulation internationale du modèle des tribunaux pour mineurs dans l'espace transatlantique (1900-1940)», in M. Kaluszynski (et al.) (Ed.), Les sciences du gouvernement : circulation(s), traduction(s), réception(s). Paris: Economica.
  • Droux, J. , Hürlimann, G. & Leimgruber, M. (Ed.). (2013). Sozialer Frieden - transnationale Baustellen, Dossier spécial. Traverse, 2.