Educational Science

Christoph Wulf

Educational Science

Hermeneutics, Empirical Research, Critical Theory

2003,  European Studies in Education,  Band 18,  164  Seiten,  E-Book (PDF),  11,90 €,  ISBN 978-3-8309-6259-5

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In Europe during the 1970s and 1980s educational science became one of the most developed disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. In Germany this development involved moving beyond the humanist tradition (which had dominated until this period) by drawing on the empirical tradition as well as on the Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School. These new developments were to bring educational science new and more complex dimensions, which were further amplified as a result of developments in the educational system and also thanks to institutional recognition of the discipline of educational science itself.

There is no doubt that it is in Germany that educational science developed as a scientific discipline in its own right when humanist pedagogics, empirical educational science and the Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School merged. Indeed, these three different paradigms have played such an important part in shaping educational science that it is essential that their convergence be reconstructed and critically reflected. Such is the purpose of this present book.


Constatamos pues, con el presente libro, la necesidad de prestar más atención en nuestro país a la obra del Prof. Wulf, ya que sus aportaciones ofrecen un verdadero sustento hermenéutico y epistemológico para pensar la educación en tiempos de tanto dinamismo cultural.
Joaquín Esteban Ortega in: Estudios Filosóficos 160 (2006), S. 575f.