Degrees & Programs

History, Philosophy & Comparative Education

Apply humanities and social science perspectives to the theory and practice of education. Examine educational practices in other cultures and regions. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of educational phenomena to improve their application and effectiveness.

Programs Offered:
Overview

By deepening your understanding of the economic, social, political, and cultural forces that drive education practice and policy, you can work to improve your effectiveness as a practitioner, or pursue a career in leadership, policymaking, or research.

Faculty

Our faculty’s research interests range from the moral and ethical implications of education policy to citizenship education in emerging democracies. Their global focus spans education and schooling in China to the impact of slavery on American education.

Wherever your own scholarly interests take you, you’ll find a willing mentor to help you plan your degree program, choose research topics, and guide your intellectual growth.

Careers

While most students go on to faculty positions in education, this discipline has important implications for education policy, instructional design, and education leadership in the public and private sectors. As a result, many of students find employment opportunities as policymakers, instructional designers, and education leaders in the private sector or with public institutions and nonprofit organizations.

Contact

For detailed information about history and philosophy of education degrees, contact:

History of Education

Andrea Walton
W.W. Wright Education Building, Room 4250
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
Phone: (812) 856-8359
Email: andwalto@indiana.edu

Philosophy of Education

Luise McCarty
W.W. Wright Education Building, Room 4236
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
Phone: (812) 856-8385
Email: lmccarty@indiana.edu

International and Comparative Education

Dr. Heidi Ross, Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures
W.W. Wright Education Building, Room 4238
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
Phone: (812) 856-8389
Email: haross@indiana.edu

Dr. Bradley Levinson
W.W. Wright Education Building, Room 4250
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
Phone: (812) 856-8359
Email: brlevins@indiana.edu

Dr. Margaret Sutton
W.W. Wright Education Building, Room 4250
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
Phone: (812) 856-8368
Email: msutton@indiana.edu