History and Humanities

shadow

CONTACTING US

Main Office

Educational Policy Studies
School of Education
UW - Madison
235 Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall
MadisonWI  53706

Tel: 608/262-1760
Fax: 608/262-0460

contact form
 

History and Humanities

The study of history helps us understand past educational policies and practices in the context of their times. It also often provides a unique perspective on modern developments. Students in the history of education usually study subjects from interdisciplinary angles, adapting theories and interpretive points of view from the humanities as well as the social sciences in their understanding of the past. In addition, great emphasis is placed in the program on the mastery of core knowledge in the field, the honing of analytical tools, and the improvement of writing skills, all of which are useful in a variety of academic and other settings. Students who choose a concentration in the history of education may specialize in the history of American education, African American Education, the history of European education, comparative history of education, or any combination of these approved by the student’s advisory committee.

Contact

Professor Adam Nelson
205 Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall
Department of Educational Policy Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
608/262-6564
anelson@education.wisc.edu

or

Professor William Reese
223 Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall
Department of Educational Policy Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison
608/262-2812 
wjreese@wisc.edu


LINKS

© 2017 Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System • Please contact the School of Education External Relations Office with questions, issues or comments about this site.