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ERIC Number: EJ1080254
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0311-2543
Beyond Accommodation: Philosophy and History in the Service of Educational Recovery
Hill, Deb J.; Lee, Greg
Education Research and Perspectives, v32 n1 p75-98 2005
In this paper, it is argued that it is the centrality of the liberatory function of education--its "onto-formative" capacity--that has been most severely compromised through the contemporary recasting of "education" as both a marketable commodity (externalized knowledge) and a particular form of institutional activity (schooling). In this respect, the manner in which education is normatively defined has important consequences for most if not all research and teaching activities. The paper discusses this problem and illustrates how a broader linkage between education and the human condition is an essential prerequisite for a better informed and critically conscious teaching profession. In particular, we explain how this normative description of education is challenged in our combined teaching endeavours.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
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