Los fundamentos de la Educación Imperial Estadounidense


  • Ronald K. Goodenow



Palabras clave:

soft power, colonial, ocupación, filantropía, intercambios, progreso educativo


Se presenta la evolución de la educación en el imperio estadounidense, comenzando con las colonias en los territorios obtenidos de España a principios del siglo XX, pasando por la ocupación estadounidense de Alemania y Japón después de la Segunda Guerra Mundial y luego durante la Guerra Fría y los períodos posteriores a la Guerra Fría. Mediante una selección de ejemplos se discutirán los fundamentos básicos del imperialismo educativo estadounidense, incluyendo los valores e ideales, los intercambios internacionales, la filantropía, la educación en determinados países musulmanes, la educación empresarial y la colaboración entre los aspectos del hard power y el soft power del imperialismo. Se señala dónde esta colaboración ha fallado o ha llevado a resultados catastróficos. Se observa que los cambios principales corresponden a cambios en las actitudes públicas, políticas y populares de los Estados Unidos. Se brindan conclusiones sobre la forma y los cambios en el imperialismo educativo. Se verá que gran parte de lo que se observa es una «mezcla» de política y aspectos prácticos que producen una combinación de resultados.


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Biografía del autor/a

Ronald K. Goodenow

Ronald K. Goodenow, Ph.D. (Berkeley), now an independent scholar, has held academic and research appointments at several American and British universities, including the State University of New York at Buffalo, the University of New Hampshire, Columbia University, the City University of New York, the University of London Institute of Education, the University of Liverpool and the Crummer Graduate School of Business.  He has given Fulbright lectures in the UK and Brazil, published four books, and published extensively in his chosen fields of history, comparative studies and information technology services in education and healthcare. Current areas of interest include the value and uses of communications technologies internationally, and looking critically at the role of business schools internationally. Recent publications include “Paradigms and Practice: Perspectives on Ever Shifting 'Telework Sands”, a chapter in Elizabeth Christopher (ed), Managing Communication Across Cultures: Different Voices, London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2012, and "Sevice Across Cultures: A Case Study of the Emerging Role of Communication Technology in Rotary International,” a chapter in Elizabeth Christopher (ed), International Management and Intercultural Communication; a Collection of Case Studies, London Palgrave MacMillan, 2015.


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Cómo citar

Goodenow, R. K. (2018). Los fundamentos de la Educación Imperial Estadounidense. Revista Española De Educación Comparada, (31), 87–110. https://doi.org/10.5944/reec.31.2018.21591



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