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ERIC Number: ED439066
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Pages: 22
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Imagining Comparative Education: Past, Present, Future.
Paulston, Rolland G.
This study is shaped by several concerns: the desire to address the future of comparative education, and the desire to argue that the future as well as the past may be understood better if viewed through a lens of hermeneutical imagination, with its power to enter into and bear witness to "exemplary" narratives of the past and present. The study stimulates the narrative imagination with its power of disclosure and seeks to suggest how a radical hermeneutic of imagination may help reanimate what is valuable. To develop the argument, the study is organized around the following questions: (1) How have comparative educators, and related scholars, used their creative imaginations to construct new knowledge and understandings about ways of representing changing educational phenomena and relations? (2) What genres and forms of representation have been appointed or elaborated, and how have these choices influenced ways of seeing and thinking? and (3) Can this self-reflexive history of imagination in practice be patterned as an intertextual field of difference, as a comparative cultural map that may help to open new vistas into the past and the future? The narrative is organized using an outline borrowed from Michel Foucault. (Includes 4 tables, 2 figures, 11 notes, and 83 references.) (BT)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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