- Subject index
This book provides an authoritative, yet accessible guide to the philosophy of education, its scope, its key thinkers and movements, and its potential contribution to a range of educational concerns. The text offers a balanced view of three key dimensions: first, in giving an equal weight to different styles and modes of philosophy; second, by including past and present perspectives on philosophy of education; and third, in covering both the general “perennial” issues in philosophy and issues of more contemporary concern.
Chapter 10: Poststructuralism, Postmodernism and Education
Poststructuralism, Postmodernism and Education
The purpose of this chapter is to give the reader a basic understanding of the terms structuralism and poststructuralism, as well as of the terms modernity, postmodernity and postmodernism. Naturally the reader will expect this to relate to education: in fact, I shall argue that the connection of these terms and the ideas they bring in their train is inseparable from fundamental ideas about education. I also want to show that these ‘post-’ ideas matter. In fact I believe that responding to them is one of the most important tasks that philosophy of education is currently confronted with. Some sense of this will I hope emerge, though there is not space to argue for this fully.
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