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ERIC Number: EJ1047859
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Four Ages of Our Relationship with the Reality: An Educationalist Perspective
Matusov, Eugene
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v47 n1 p61-83 2015
In this article, I try to make sense conventional notions of "premodernism", "modernism" and "postmodernism" as ways of relating to reality, and apply them to education. I argue for the additional notion of "neo-premodernism" to make sense of recent attempts to engineer social reality. Each of these four approaches coexists and constitutes the four ages: the age of prayer (premodernism), the age of reason (modernism), the age of social engineering (neo-premodernism) and the age of responsibility (postmodernism). I try to trace these ages in modern schooling and critically analyze their consequences and the power relations between teachers and students.
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Language: English
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