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ERIC Number: EJ1000284
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0160-7561
Toward a Post-Institutional Philosophy of Education
Kline, Kip
Philosophical Studies in Education, v43 p10-19 2012
In this presidential address, the author wants to argue that one should imagine the field of philosophy of education to be in or at least moving into a post-institutional moment. He will articulate caveats to this argument and hope that they will clarify his position and not render it timid or less interesting. First, the author wants to be clear about what he means by a post-institutional moment. He does not mean to suggest that there is no work in philosophy of education that is not explicitly tethered to institutions (read=schools). The journals in the field attest to that. Still, it seems the majority of scholarship in foundations of education and even specifically in philosophy of education is connected to the workings of schools in some way. He is suggesting a new "focus" is in order, not an altogether new kind of scholarship. His argument here is that philosophy of education might serve itself well to shift its focus from transformationism to postmodernism in the sense that educators are not likely to wrest modern schools from the grips of neoliberalism, yet they can pursue philosophical questions about the nature of knowledge and of the self "after" the heyday of modern institutions and other lines of inquiry that are related to education conceived in the broadest sense in order to contribute to important conversations at the end of modernity and its institutions. (Contains 26 footnotes.)
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Language: English
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