SWG Mapping the Discipline History of Education. ISCHE Berlin – August 29 to 1 September 2018
Panel 3: Becoming global? How are history of education journals changing? – Chair and discussant: Rebecca Rogers (à confirmer)
Are we all transnational now? Disciplinary norms and networks in history of education journals- the case of Australia– Julie McLeod (University of Melbourne, Australia), Helen Proctor (University of Sydney, Australia) & Tamson Pietsch, (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
The impact of internationalisation on History of Education journals. Empirical evidence and critical reflections – José Luis Hernández Huerta (University of Valladolid, Spain) & Andrés Payà Rico (University of Valencia, Spain)
The Processes of Internationalization of Periodicals on History of Education in Brazil (1997-2016)– Maria H. C. Bastos (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil), Décio J.R. Gatti (Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil), José G. Gondra (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) & Carlos E. Viera (Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil)
“Clio’s Interpretative Framework for a Larger Landscape of History of Education: Disciplinary Journals, Introspective and Exploratory Forays” – Jean-Pierre V. M. Hérubel (Purdue University, USA)
Mapping the History of Education in Brazil and Canada: two Academic Journals, between the Specificity of the Local and the Globalization of the Aera– Marisa Bittar (Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil) & Thérèse Hamel (Université Laval, Canada)
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The impact of internationalisation on History of Education journals. Empirical evidence and critical reflections
José Luis Hernández Huerta (University of Valladolid, Spain) & Andrés Payà Rico (University of Valencia, Spain)
Internationalisation is one of the fundamental ideas of the task of an academic: the communication and exchange of ideas, advances, criteria and judgements between researchers and thinkers from around the world, having different cultural frameworks and personal trajectories. This interplay between academics determines the lens through which any given issue is examined, and enriches the views taken of reality (varied and dynamic in itself). This is nothing drastically new: there has always been global circulation of ideas through academic publications. In recent years, though, internationalisation has been steadily increasing, to the point where it is now transforming the way in which we think about, and practise, the discipline of History of Education. This is due, amongst other things, to the proliferation of historiographic research focusing on comparative, transnational, international or global studies, on the spread of digital information and communication technology (which has given rise to the Open Access movement, for example),and the increasingly important role of policies on assessing researchers’ academic production and the quality of publication management. These factors have meant that, over a period of time, journals have become the main channels of academic communication for History of Education.
This contribution, which follows in the footsteps of previous works (Hernández & Cagnolati, 2015; Hernández, Cagnolati & Diestro, 2015) and is part of the activity of the Connecting History of Education Working Group, has three goals: to study the historical process of internationalisation of History of Education through the specialist journals; to analyse certain aspects of the impact of internationalisation on those journals; and to offer a critical discussion of the main effects of this global wave in publication management and researcher assessment. Particular attention is paid to the following aspects: geopolitical regions of academic production; global circulation of researchers and historiographical traditions; the permeability of academic communities to otherhistories of education; epochs, ideas and languages of internationalisation; the linguistic factor in creation and communication in History of Education; the transformations in the focus of interest, and the perspectives and focal directions of analysis of the research topics; the technical and academic challenges posed by internationalisation for publication management of the specialist journals; and the strategies implemented to deal with the growing demand for internationalisation from the main databases, the agencies assessing journals and researchers, and the working groups themselves.
The sample of journals upon which this study is based comprises 18 titles – see the appendix – which represent 40% of those still publishing at present, and offer an overall view of the process of internationalisation of History of Education, given the geopolitical variety of the publications and the academic communities they serve: the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Canada, the USA, Australia and New Zealand. The selection criterion employed was the international publication management quality standards established by the main worldwide databases: Web of Science and Scopus. In addition, we selected journals having scored maximum points on the latest assessments by national assessment bodies. Of the works published by the journals, only those articles appearing in the ‘monographs’ or ‘studies’ sections (or their equivalents) were taken into account. The period of study covers the last five decades, from 1961 – marking the founding of what are now the longest-running publications in this field (History of Education Quarterlyand Paedagogica Historica. International Journal of the History of Education) – to 2016, when at least 45 specialised journals were running (and indeed continue to run today). As with the selection of titles on which to focus, we took a representative sample from fourteen specific years, at five-year intervals: 2016, 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981, 1976, 1971, 1966 and 1961.
The Processes of Internationalization of Periodicals on History of Education in Brazil (1997-2016)
Maria H. C. Bastos (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil), Décio J.R. Gatti (Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil), José G. Gondra (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) & Carlos E. Viera (Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil)
The publication of periodicals dedicated specifically to the field of History of Education in Brazil is relatively recent. In 1997, under the name “História da Educação”, on the initiative of members of the Rio Grande do Sul Association of Researchers on History of Education the first Brazilian journal dedicated exclusively to History of Education was established.In the year 2000, based on work done by the members of the Group of Studies and Research on “History, Society and Education in Brazil the journal“Revista Histedbr On-line” was founded. The next year, in 2001, the Brazilian Society of History of Education, founded in 1999, began to publish the Brazilian Journal on History of Education. In 2002, the Center of Studies and Research on History and Historiography of Education, connected to the Federal University of Uberlandia, began to publish “Cadernos de História da Educação”. We will particularly examine their strategies for internationalization, based empirically on the issues published until 2016, in order to compare information and analyze the material published. Since the 1990s there has been a consistent phenomenon of growth in research on History of Education in Brazil, especially since lines of research in this field were created in different Postgraduate Programs in Education. We, thus, found an increase in the number of research groups, exchange actions with foreign countries, interinstitutional research projects, as well as the promotion of regional, national and international events. As regards the internationalization of the field of History of Education, the analysis of this phenomenon should include the development of projects involving Brazilian researchers and investigators living abroad, emphasizing the academic communities of the following countries: France, Portugal, Spain, Argentina and Italy. In addition to this movement, relevant events have been held in this field, especially the Iberoamerican Congress of History of Latin American Educationand the Luso-Brazilian Congress of History of Education. Besides these events, Brazilian researchers participated in the International Standing Conference for the History of Education. At the same time as researchers are included in the specialized congresses in this field, a remarkable role is played by exchanges of research in the processes of creating and internationalizing the periodicals on History of Education analyzed. The results are presented around four units, namely: 1) we discuss the strategies for the internationalization of the four Brazilian periodicals; 2) the process of choosing international members of the editorial and advisory boards is examined; 3) we look at the authors and co-authors connected to foreign institutions who published in these periodicals between 1997 and 2016; 4) we discuss the topics of the articles from abroad. At the end we attempt to present a few thoughts on the perspectives for the internationalization of the four journals selected.