Neoliberalism Pedagogy and Human Development

Author: Michalis Kontopodis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415516765
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In most Western developed countries, adult life is increasingly organized on the basis of short-term work contracts and reduced social security funds. In this context it seems that producing efficient job-seekers and employees becomes the main aim of educational programs for the next generation. Through case studies of young people from urban and countryside marginalized populations in Germany, USA and Brazil, this book investigates emerging educational practices and takes a critical stance towards what can be seen as neoliberal educational politics. It investigates how mediating devices such as CVs, school reports, school files, photos and narratives shape the ways in which those marginalized students reflect about their past as well as imagine their future. By building on process philosophy and time theory, post-structuralism, as well as on Vygotsky's psychological theory, the analysis differentiates between two discrete modes of human development: development of concrete skills (potential development) and development of new societal relations (virtual development, which is at the same time individual and collective). The book outlines an innovative relational account of learning and human development which can prove of particular importance for the education of marginalized students in today's globalized world.

Towards Methodologically Inclusive Research Syntheses

Author: Harsh Suri
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134089112
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Primary research in education and social sciences is marked by a diversity of methods and perspectives. How can we accommodate and reflect such diversity at the level of synthesizing research? What are the critical methodological decisions in the process of a research synthesis, and how do these decisions open up certain possibilities, while closing down others? This book draws upon methodologically diverse literature on research synthesis methods and primary research methods to develop a framework for synthesizing research. It presents a Methodologically Inclusive Research Synthesis framework to facilitate critical and informed decision-making among the producers and users of research synthesis. Three guiding principles for a quality research synthesis are proposed: informed subjectivity and reflexivity, purposefully informed selective inclusivity, and audience-appropriate transparency. The book then provides a thorough discussion of how these principles might be enacted in the following six phases: -identifying an appropriate epistemological orientation -identifying an appropriate purpose -searching for relevant literature -evaluating, interpreting and distilling evidence from selected studies -constructing connected understandings -communicating with an audience. A wide range of techniques and perspectives from postpositivist, interpretive, participatory, critical and postmodern traditions are considered in the book, and Suri opens up new areas of debate by exploring numerous aspects of research syntheses from a methodologically inclusive perspective. The book will be valuable reading for researchers and postgraduates in education and social sciences.

The Oxford Handbook of Social Justice in Music Education

Author: Cathy Benedict
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190493771
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Music education has historically had a tense relationship with social justice. One the one hand, educators concerned with music practices have long preoccupied themselves with ideas of open participation and the potentially transformative capacity that musical interaction fosters. On the other hand, they have often done so while promoting and privileging a particular set of musical practices, traditions, and forms of musical knowledge, which has in turn alienated and even excluded many children from music education opportunities. The Oxford Handbook of Social Justice in Music Education provides a comprehensive overview and scholarly analyses of the major themes and issues relating to social justice in musical and educational practice worldwide. The first section of the handbook conceptualizes social justice while framing its pursuit within broader contexts and concerns. Authors in the succeeding sections of the handbook fill out what social justice entails for music teaching and learning in the home, school, university, and wider community as they grapple with cycles of injustice that might be perpetuated by music pedagogy. The concluding section of the handbook offers specific practical examples of social justice in action through a variety of educational and social projects and pedagogical practices that will inspire and guide those wishing to confront and attempt to ameliorate musical or other inequity and injustice. Consisting of 42 chapters by authors from across the globe, the handbook will be of interest to anyone who wishes to better understand what social justice is and why its pursuit in and through music education matters. Music education has historically had a tense relationship with social justice. One the one hand, educators concerned with music practices have long preoccupied themselves with ideas of open participation and the potentially transformative capacity that musical interaction fosters. On the other hand, they have often done so while promoting and privileging a particular set of musical practices, traditions, and forms of musical knowledge, which has in turn alienated and even excluded many children from music education opportunities. The Oxford Handbook of Social Justice in Music Education provides a comprehensive overview and scholarly analyses of the major themes and issues relating to social justice in musical and educational practice worldwide. The first section of the handbook conceptualizes social justice while framing its pursuit within broader contexts and concerns. Authors in the succeeding sections of the handbook fill out what social justice entails for music teaching and learning in the home, school, university, and wider community as they grapple with cycles of injustice that might be perpetuated by music pedagogy. The concluding section of the handbook offers specific practical examples of social justice in action through a variety of educational and social projects and pedagogical practices that will inspire and guide those wishing to confront and attempt to ameliorate musical or other inequity and injustice. Consisting of 42 chapters by authors from across the globe, the handbook will be of interest to anyone who wishes to better understand what social justice is and why its pursuit in and through music education matters.

Das Selbst als Netzwerk

Author: Michalis Kontopodis
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839415993
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Seit Michel Foucault werden mit »Technologien des Selbst« Praktiken bezeichnet, mit denen die Menschen derart auf sich und ihre Lebensumstände einwirken, dass ihre Leben gewissen ästhetischen Vorstellungen zu entsprechen beginnen. Der Band beschäftigt sich mit diesen Transformationsprozessen und untersucht, wie in bestimmten Alltagspraxen Selbstkonzepte und damit assoziierte Praktiken immer wieder neu konfiguriert, in neue Beziehungen gesetzt und verändert werden. Besondere Aufmerksamkeit widmen die ethnographischen Beiträge dabei der Rolle von Körper und Technologie.

Essen Bildung Konsum

Author: Birgit Althans
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658015438
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Der vorliegende Band präsentiert Diskussionsbeiträge, die sich aus erziehungswissenschaftlicher, historischer, kulturanthropologischer sowie aus kultur- und literaturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive um Essen in Bildungssituationen, um die mit der Ernährung verbundenen körperlichen Praxen und personalen Interaktionen sowie um die kulturanthropologische und kulturvergleichende Realisierung und Inszenierung von Speisung und Gabe drehen. Denn Ernährung ist eine Grundvoraussetzung menschlich-leiblichen Lebens, die auf durchaus unterschiedliche Weise erfüllt wird und eng mit personalen und institutionellen Bildungsprozessen verbunden ist. Zugleich werden mit der kulturellen Inszenierung von Ernährung auch Grundformen von Konsum erworben, die dann ihrerseits wiederum auf die individuelle Lebensführung zurückwirken und die zugleich nur im Kontext einer umfassenden politischen Ökonomie hinreichend diskutierbar sind.

Unterdr ckung und Befreiung

Author: Paulo Freire
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783830968030
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Diese Sammlung von Schriften aus der Zeit von 1970 bis 1990 des brasilianischen Pädagogen Paulo Freire (1921-1997) gibt einen Einblick in die Grundlagen und Prinzipien seiner Bildungsarbeit auf der Basis der Pädagogik der Befreiung. In den ausgewählten Texten werden nicht nur pädagogische Probleme und inhaltlich-methodische Fragen der Bildungsarbeit thematisiert. Sie enthalten ebenso Analysen und Bewertungen von Politik, Kultur, Religion, Ethik und Veränderungsmöglichkeiten von Gesellschaft - eine Erweiterung, die sich gegen eine Vorstellung wendet, Pädagogik sei von Gesellschaft und Politik losgelöst zu behandeln. Scharfsinnig hat Freire u.a. die verheerenden Folgen des Neoliberalismus für Individuum und Gesellschaft analysiert und zum widerständigen Denken und Handeln ermuntert. Eine Auswahl repräsentativer alter und neuer Texte von Paulo Freire: Wer sie zur Hand nimmt, entdeckt rasch, dass uns dieser brasilianische Pädagoge nicht nur für die Theorie und Praxis unserer Erziehungsarbeit, sondern für unser Überleben Entscheidendes zu sagen hat. Prof. Dr. Ulrich Becker, Universität Hannover

Mensch und Ding

Author: Arnd-Michael Nohl
Publisher: Springer VS
ISBN: 9783658035006
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In pädagogischen Prozessen sind Dinge mit Menschen in vielfältiger Weise verwoben: von der räumlichen Sozialisation bis zum Erlernen von intelligenten Technologien. Der Band spürt diesen Verwicklungen von Menschen und Dingen in ihrer erziehungswissenschaftlichen Bedeutung nach. Dazu wird die Materialität pädagogischer Prozesse (Sozialisation, Bildung, Lernen, Erziehung) aus geistes- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Perspektiven untersucht. Der Sonderband kombiniert so historische Einblicke, empirische Analyse und theoretisch-philosophische Grundlagen aus unterschiedlichen Disziplinen.