Participant Info

First Name
Kristen D.
Last Name
Nawrotzki
Affiliation
University of Education (Pädagogische Hochschule) Heidelberg, Germany
Website URL
https://www.ph-heidelberg.de/dr-nawrotzki-kristen.html
Keywords
comparative history of education, childhood, United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Froebel, early childhood education, childcare, sociology of education
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About Me

My research focuses on the history and sociology of education and social policy in international comparison, especially early childhood education and care, Froebelian education, childhood, parent/school relations, and motherhood in the educational, social and political imagination. I have also published in the digital humanities.

Current major project (2016-2020): Re-Imagining Teaching: Progressive pedagogies in experimental Schools, 1894-1932. Co-investigators: Larry Prochner (Alberta, Canada), Helen May (Otago, NZ), Alessandra Arce Hai (São Carlos, Brazil), and Yordanka Valkanova (Canterbury, UK). Funded by an Insight Grant from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and by a Froebel Trust research grant.

Recent Publications

Nawrotzki, K. (2019). Schools in the USA. In M. Gläser-Zikuda, M. Harring & C. Rohlfs (eds.), Handbuch Schulpädagogik, pp. 244-252. Münster: Waxmann Verlag.

Prochner, L. & Nawrotzki, K. (2019). The origins of the current era of early childhood care and education. In N. File, C. Brown & M. McMullen (eds.), Handbook of Early Childhood Care and Education, pp. 7-28. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Nawrotzki, K. (2018). Froebel is dead; long live Froebel! The National Froebel Foundation and English education. In T. Bruce, P. Elfer and S. Powell (eds.), The Routledge International Handbook of Froebel and Early Childhood Practice: Re-articulating Research & Policy, pp. 57-67. London: Routledge.

Nawrotzki, K. (2016). ‘Such Marvelous Training’: Grand Rapids, Michigan as a Kindergartening Centre, 1870-1905. In Helen May, Kristen Nawrotzki & Larry Prochner (eds.), Kindergarten Narratives on Froebelian Education: International Perspectives, London: Bloomsbury.

Brehony, K.J. & Nawrotzki, K. (2015). Die Macht des Marktes. Die Zeitpolitik frühkindicher Betreuung und Bildung in Großbritannien nach 1945. In Karen Hagemann & Konrad H. Jarausch (eds.), Halbtags oder Ganztags? Zeitpolitiken von Kinderbetreuung und Schule nach 1945 im europäischen Vergleich, pp. 286-313. Weinheim: Belz Juventa.

Willekens, H., Scheiwe, K. & Nawrotzki, K. (2015). Introduction: The Longue Durée – Early Childhood Institutions and Ideas in Flux. In Harry Willekens, Kirsten Scheiwe & Kristen Nawrotzki (eds.), The Development of Early Childhood Education in Europe and North America, Historical and Comparative Perspectives. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 1-30.

Nawrotzki, K. (2015). Saving Money or Saving Children? Nursery Schools in England and the United States. In Harry Willekens, Kirsten Scheiwe & Kristen Nawrotzki (eds.), The Development of Early Childhood Education in Europe and North America, Historical and Comparative Perspectives. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 150-172.

Willekens, H. Scheiwe, K, & Nawrotzki, K. eds. (2015). The Development of Early Childhood Education in Europe and North America. Historical and Comparative Perspectives. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. http://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137441973

Nawrotzki, K. & Dougherty, J., eds. (2013) Writing History in the Digital Age. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Online at http://www.digitalculture.org/books/writing-history-in-the-digital-age/; also in web-book edition, Trinity College Connecticut, Spring 2012, at http://WritingHistory.trincoll.edu.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
England, Germany, United Kingdom, United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Family, Pedagogy, Women