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ERIC Number: EJ1016790
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1710-2146
Setting Sail for that Country: The Utopian Urge behind Inclusion
McMaster, Christopher
International Journal of Whole Schooling, v9 n2 p25-38 2013
The vision for the future embedded in inclusive values has fuelled educational reform. This paper will explore the utopian drive behind inclusion. The contributions of thinkers as diverse as John Dewey, Antonio Gramsci, and Paulo Freire give impetus to efforts to create a better tomorrow. They, and those who have previously struggled for educational reform, urge that through imagination, hope, method and agency a sustainable and meaningful future can be created. The views of Dewey, Gramsci, and Freire will be explored in turn. At a time when imagining beyond the status quo is difficult, this paper is a reminder of the importance of utopia in the movement for inclusion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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