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Ernst Boesch's cultural psychology of education

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Kölbl, Carlos:
Ernst Boesch's cultural psychology of education.
In: Culture & Psychology. Vol. 26 (2020) Issue 2 . - pp. 159-172.
ISSN 1461-7056

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Ernst Boesch (1916–2014) is well known for his symbolic action theory and distinctive approach to cultural psychology. In contrast, his numerous contributions as an educational psychologist have remained nearly unnoticed up to now. Against this backdrop, this article highlights some crucial phases in Boesch’s biography that demonstrate his strong involvement in educational psychology in general. It then reconstructs and discusses the main constituents of what one could call Boesch’s cultural psychology of education, which he developed in the context of his work as director of the Forschungsstelle für Entwicklungshilfe, insbesondere Erziehungshilfe (Institute for Research on Developmental Aid – specifically educational aid) – which was later renamed Sozialpsychologische Forschungsstelle für Entwicklungsplanung (Institute for Social Psychological Research on Developmental Planning) – during the years from 1962 to 1986. Finally, some conclusions are presented.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Ernst Boesch; Educational psychology; Cultural psychology of education; History of psychology; Symbolic action theory
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Chair Psychology > Chair Psychology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Carlos Kölbl
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields > Cultural Encounters and Transcultural Processes
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Chair Psychology
Profile Fields
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 100 Philosophy and psychology > 150 Psychology
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2019 08:50
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2020 09:50