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Postmodernism and Education

Nicholas C. Burbules

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Education

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780195312881
Published online January 2010 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195312881.003.0029

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Postmodernism and Education

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This article examines the impact of postmodernism on the philosophy of education. It explains that one of the most important elements of postmodernity is a growing awareness of the radical diversity and potential incommensurability of the different cultural forms of life that sustain groups and individuals and discusses postmodernists' denial that postmodernism is inherently apathetic or hostile to social or political action. It addresses the promise of and problems facing postmodern approaches to the philosophy of education.

Keywords: postmodernism; philosophy of education; radical diversity; cultural forms; social action; political action

Article.  4243 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Social and Political Philosophy ; Epistemology

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