The Educational Governance of German School Social Science: The Example of Globalization

  • Andrea Szukala University of Muenster


Purpose: This article challenges the outsiders' views on European school social science adopting genuine cosmopolitan views, when globalisation is treated in social science classrooms.

Method: The article is based on the theoretical framework of educational governance analysis and on qualitative corpus analysis of representative German Laenders' social science curricula from 1994-2014 (n=13).

Findings: The article highlights tendencies of renationalisation of the global learning agenda and the problematisation of democracy in contexts of globalisation studies at German schools.

Author Biography

Andrea Szukala, University of Muenster
Professor of Social Science Education
University of Muenster