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Postmodernism in Educational Theory

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This book is about postmodernism in educational theory, but the clear intent of the contributors is to assign postmodrnism to the ‘dust bin of history’. It’s exciting to see this alliance of critical educators do the job so well. Quite simply, this is a brilliant book. Edited books should offer readers the opportunity to survey the thinking of an interesting collection of authors; and by pursuing a topic from a variety of perspectives, we should find a greater depth and breadth of analysis than we might find, or expect, from a single-author text. Far too often, however, edited volumes do not live up to this expectation, but this is not the case with ‘Postmodernism in Educational Theory’. During the past decade, educational theory has been increasingly engulfed and dominated by postmodern theorising–a nihilistic and frivolous type of theorising that some may find entertaining, even stimulating, but, which has effectively stymied the energies of educators working for social change.

Artikelnummer: 19198 Categorie: Tag:
Subtitel: Education and the Politics of Human Resistance
Auteur: Hill, Dave et al (eds)
Jaar: 1999
ISBN: 1872767818
Pagina's: 231
Taal: English
Uitgever: The Tuffnell Press
Uitgever stad: London
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