Teaching America to the World and the World to America: Education and Foreign Relations since 1870

Hardcover | August 7, 2012

EditorRichard Garlitz, Lisa Jarvinen

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This volume breaks new ground in exploring how international education has influenced the history of U.S. foreign relations. Diplomatic and cultural historians as well as historians of education examine how Americans—private citizens, philanthropists, and government officials—have used education to build empire, to promote peace, and to sell American values and ideas around the world. Yet this volume also demonstrates that foreign governments have drawn on American educational concepts to strengthen their own states and scholarly exchange to influence their diplomatic relations with the United States, while students have contributed to international relations in important and sometimes unexpected ways.

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This volume breaks new ground in exploring how international education has influenced the history of U.S. foreign relations. Diplomatic and cultural historians as well as historians of education examine how Americans—private citizens, philanthropists, and government officials—have used education to build empire, to promote peace, and t...

Richard Garlitz is an assistant professor of history at the University of Tennessee at Martin. His research examines American universities and technical assistance in Turkey and Iran during the 1950s and 1960s. Lisa Jarvinen is an assistant professor of history at La Salle University in Philadelphia. Her current research is on the rol...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.88 × 5.77 × 0.76 inPublished:August 7, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Is the World Our Campus?: International Students and U.S. Global Power in the Long Twentieth Century - Paul A. KramerSarmiento's Self-Strengthening Experiment: Americanizing Schools for Argentine Nation-Buildin - Karen LerouxEducating the Sons of the Revolution: The Cuban Educational Association, 1898-1901 - Lisa JarvinenA Vital, Free, Independent and Lay Republic: John Dewey and the Role of Education in Establishing the Turkish State - Doris A. Santoro and Charles DornEducation and International Cultural Understanding: The American Elite Approach, 1920-1937 - Liping BuSex Education: Gender, Sexuality, and Race in French-American Relations in the Twentieth Century - Whitney WaltonFrench Academic Propaganda in the United States, 1930-1939 - Dorothée BouquetLost in Translation: Japanese Fulbright Students as Cultural Interpreters - Shuji OtsukaAmerican University Advisors and Education Modernization in Iran, 1951-1967, Richard Garlitz

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"How did American education shape U.S. foreign relations? And how did educators around the world influence American schooling and diplomacy? These are enormous questions, and the answers vary across space and time. So do the remarkable essays in this collection, which draw together the best recent scholarship about international education and U.S. foreign affairs. There is plenty left to know, of course, and I hope this fine book inspires other historians to find it." - Jonathan Zimmerman, professor of Education and History, New York University"Teaching America to the World and the World to America offers a treasure trove of fascinating research. It shows that Americans and other peoples learned about one another in ways that surprised them both—and that soft power is as unpredictable, challenging, and determinative as hard power, and just as real. Wonderful reading." - Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman, author of All You Need is Love: The Peace Corps and the Spirit of the 1960s