Social Efficiency and Instrumentalism in Education

Author: James M. Magrini
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317801024
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Distinct among contemporary philosophical studies focused on education, this book engages the history of phenomenological thought as it moves from philosophy proper (the European phenomenological-hermeneutic tradition) through curriculum studies. It thus presents the "best of both worlds" for the reader; there is a "play" or movement from philosophy proper to educational philosophy and then back again in order to locate and explicate what is intimated, suggested, and in some cases, left "unsaid" by educational philosophers. This amounts to a work on education-philosophy that elucidates, through various permutations within the unique foci of each essay, the general phenomenological theme of the fundamental ontology of the human being as primordial learner. Reflecting his experience as scholar, teacher, and perennial learner, the author suggests how research in phenomenology might prove beneficial to the enhancement of both the theoretical and practical aspects of education; readers are invited to envision education as far more than merely a means by which to organize an effective learning experience in which knowledge is assimilated and skill sets are efficiently imparted, but rather as a holistic and integrated process in which knowing, acting, and valuing are original ways of Being-in-the-world.

Expanding Curriculum Theory

Author: William M. Reynolds
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134704437
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Expanding Curriculum Theory, Second Edition carries through the major focus of the original volume—to reflect on the influence of Deleuze and Guattari’s concept of "lines of flight" and its application to curriculum theorizing. What is different is that the lines of flight have since shifted and produced expanded understandings of this concept for curriculum theory and for education in general. This edition reflects the impact of events that have contributed to this shift, in particular the (il)logic of school policy changes and reforms in the past decade, and the continued explosion of social media and its effect on the collective understanding of how both "knowledge" and "education" work as forms of repression. The introduction updates the text and puts it into current debates in the field and in the larger socio-economic milieu. New dis/positions are presented that explore central questions circulating within and outside curriculum studies. Exciting scholarship on a range of topics includes notions of desire and commodities, youth culture and violence, new directions in curriculum theory, Eco-Ethical consciousness, new Deleuzian views of normality, the diffusion of technology and lines of flight in transnational curriculum inquiry.

Education and Social Dynamics

Author: Arnd-Michael Nohl
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317448146
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Education and Social Dynamics offers a new approach to analyzing curriculum change by investigating the entanglement of education and society in markedly heterogeneous Turkey, which has recently witnessed nation-wide curriculum reforms. While the new curriculum has attempted to homogenize all Turkish primary schools since 2005, Nohl and Somel, drawing on a theoretical differentiation of social entities, reveal how subsequent curricular practices have had to account for the diversity of milieus and organizations in the nation’s educational sector, and how inequality and competition run rampant in the standardization efforts. Using expert interviews, group discussions, and other empirical data that compare instructional practices within five distinct schools, the book represents a breakthrough in our understanding of developments in Turkey and their significance for extant theories of curriculum development and reform worldwide. By linking specific case study material from Turkey to intensifying international concerns, it provides an important and relevant global commentary.

Husserls transzendentale Ph nomenologie

Author: Elisabeth Stroker
Publisher: Vittorio Klostermann
ISBN: 9783465017738
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Von Husserls eigener Hand liegt keine Publikation vor, die als systematische Darstellung seiner Philosophie angesehn werden konnte. Elisabeth Stroker versucht in dieser Darstellung, diejenige Kontinuitat und Stetigkeit, Bestandigkeit und Unablassigkeit des Husserlschen Philosophierens sichtbar zu machen, wie sie Husserls Forschung wie kaum eine andere bis in alle Einzelinhalte hinein gepragt haben. Die Autorin will damit keine Gesamtdarstellung der Husserlschen Philosophie liefern. Gleichwohl ist eine systematische Darstellung wie diese zur Entwicklung der transzendentalphanomenologischen Grundkonzepte Husserls und seiner Methode seit langerem ein Desiderat. Es mag nicht nur einer spater falligen Gesamtdarstellung zugute kommen, sondern auch denjenigen Husserls Philosophie in ihrem Entwicklungsgang verdeutlichen, denen Zeit und Gelegenheit fur ein eingehendes Husserl-Studium fehlen.

Fr he Schriften

Author: Karl R. Popper
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161476310
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English summary: With the publication of Fruhe Schriften (1925-1936) all publications and all preserved - and fairly complete - manuscripts written in Popper's formative years in Vienna are at long last made easily available. During that period, the focus of Popper's interest changed from education and the psychology of knowledge to the theory of knowledge. This intellectual development is documented by Fruhen Schriften which includes papers from those early days, when he was an obscure student at the Pedagogical Institute of Vienna, and up to those days, when - after the publication of Logik der Forschung (1934) - he was to become a rather well-known philosopher who involved himself in hectic discussions with Heisenberg, v. Weizsacker, Einstein, and Bohr on the interpretation of quantum mechanics and who also lectured and participated in discussions at the First and Second International Congress for the Unity of Science (Paris 1935; Copenhagen 1936). German description: Mit dieser Ausgabe der Fruhen Schriften (1925-1936) werden alle Veroffentlichungen und alle erhaltenen Manuskripte aus den Jahren Karl Poppers in Wien endlich zuganglich gemacht. In der Wiener Zeit verschob sich Poppers Interesse von der Erziehung und der Psychologie des Wissens hin zur Theorie des Wissens. Diese intellektuelle Entwicklung lasst sich anhand der Fruhen Schriften nachvollziehen, die zum einen Texte aus den Jahren enthalten, in denen Karl Popper ein unbekannter Student am Padagogischen Institut der Stadt Wien war. Ebenso sind hier Schriften aus der Zeit nach der Veroffentlichung der Logik der Forschung (1934) zu finden, als er ein bedeutender Philosoph wurde, der mit Heisenberg, v. Weizsacker, Einstein und Bohr angeregte Diskussionen uber die Quantenmechanik fuhrte und am Ersten und am Zweiten Internationalen Kongress fur die Einheit der Wissenschaft (Paris 1935; Kopenhagen 1936) teilnahm.Fur die Ausgabe wurden die Literaturangaben Poppers uberpruft; ein Nachwort schildert die Entstehung der Texte; Zeittafel und Register erschliessen den Band.