ERIC Number: ED430912
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Comparative Education After Postmodernity. Occasional Paper Series.
Paulston, Rolland G.
This paper examines the postmodern challenge to how we have come to see, represent, and practice comparative and international education, beginning with the 1977 "State of the Art" special issue of the "Comparative Education Review" and up to the contributions of the Social Cartography Project at the University of Pittsburgh in 1998. The paper is organized around three questions: (1) how might a close reading of the relevant literature on the postmodernity debate be used to identify major positions or arguments? (2) how might these positions, or knowledge communities, be interrelated and mapped as sites in an intertextual field? and (3) using this heterotopia of conflicting views in one place, what might be reasonably concluded about the postmodern challenge of multiperspectivism and its impact on how comparativists might choose to construct and represent their world? (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Dept. of Administrative and Policy Studies.