Horlacher, Rebekka, The Educated Subject and the German Concept of Bildung: A Comparative Cultural History. New York: Rutledge, 2016.


Traces the historical literature related to the concept of Bildung from its earliest usage to the present; shows how it contrasts with Anglo-Saxon and American concepts of curriculum studies and changing cultural contexts over time in Germany; highlights its possible use to counteract narrow test-based curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Conceptions and Theories

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum History, Comparative Curriculum, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Literature of Curriculum


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