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ERIC Number: EJ1056138
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
"Wuwei" (Non-Action) Philosophy and Actions: Rethinking "Actions" in School Reform
Moon, Seungho
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v47 n5 p455-473 2015
This inquiry aims to enrich conversation regarding school reform. The author asks about what other discourses are possible when the action-oriented question of how to "act" is a major approach to "fix" current educational problems. Drawing from Taoist philosophy of "wuwei" (non-action), the author provides a frame to review current school reform movement. Political philosophy of "wuwei" highlights non-interference or non-intervention governance. Laozi discusses his theory of governance that a sage leader should take and explicates the paradox of non-action: By not doing, everything is done. The paradox of "wuwei" complicates dialogues in the field of curriculum theory by opening spaces for taking effortless actions in the midst of standardization and accountability reform movement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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