ERIC Number: EJ1023851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Toward a Theory of the Educational Encounter: Gert Biesta's Educational Theory and the Right to the City
Ford, Derek R.
Critical Studies in Education, v54 n3 p299-310 2013
This paper outlines a theory of the educational encounter, the space of, and the right to that encounter. Situated in response to neoliberal educational reforms, this theory is developed through a reading and synthesis of the educational theory of Gert Biesta, the architectural component of his theory, and literature on the right to the city. The author argues that the notion of the encounter is latent yet central in Biesta's work and that it can be further cultivated and more precisely attended to by turning to theoretical work on the right to the city, which is engaged here primarily through the lens of the encounter. Several themes are drawn out from the literature that can help in formulating a theory of the educational encounter such as the habitat/inhabit dialectic, the use/use-value/exchange-value framework of space, and the role of struggle in the production and maintenance of space.
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Neoliberalism, Educational Change, Educational History, Politics of Education, Social Influences, Urban Education, Urban Areas
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