Autor: Kenneth Wain
ISBN-13: 9780820468365
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 362
Gewicht: 547 g
Format: 223x149x27 mm
Sprache: Englisch

The Learning Society in a Postmodern World

260, Counterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education
The Education Crisis
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Lifelong learning has become a key concern as the focus of educational policy has shifted from mass schooling toward the learning society. The shift started in the mid 1960s and early 1970s under the impetus of a group of writers and adult educators, gravitating around UNESCO, with a humanist philosophy and a leftist agenda. The vocabulary of that movement was appropriated in the 1990s by other interests with a very different performativist agenda emphasizing effectiveness and economic outcomes. This change of interest, described in the book, has signified the death of education. The Learning Society in a Postmodern World explores different theoretical resources to respond to this situation, mainly those that propose some restoration of an educated public or, to the contrary, individual self-creation, and uses the works of a broad range of philosophers and thinkers - notably MacIntyre, Habermas, Foucault, Derrida, Rorty, and Baudrillard. In addition, it raises important questions about postmodern and poststructuralist responses to education in the postmodern world. Its comprehensiveness and historical background make it an essential textbook for theoretical courses in lifelong learning and in educational theory in general. A broad range of interests and subject matter make it important reading for educators, policy specialists, media specialists, researchers on the subject of lifelong learning and on the relation between education and the postmodern world, political theorists, philosophers, and philosophers of education.
Autor: Kenneth Wain
The Author: Kenneth Wain is Professor of Education at the University of Malta, where he has also served as Dean. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy of education from the University of London, Great Britain. In addition to numerous articles in professional journals, he is the author of The Maltese National Curriculum: A Critical Evaluation, The Value Crisis, Philosophy of Lifelong Education, and Theories of Teaching.
Autor: Kenneth Wain
ISBN-13 :: 9780820468365
ISBN: 0820468363
Erscheinungsjahr: 25.03.2004
Verlag: Lang, Peter
Gewicht: 547g
Seiten: 362
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 223x149x27 mm