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ERIC Number: EJ1103626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3746
Educational Polyphony
Naot-Ofarim, Yael; Solomonic, Sonia
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v35 n4 p385-397 Jul 2016
While much has been written about relativism, multiculturalism and dialogue the case of education is special as in education the teacher "aims to promote" a set of values. This role of the teacher as bearing a worldview to be advanced is rarely addressed in the literature and is the focus of this paper. In the first section we explore the concept of polyphony and the vision it presents for education. We then turn to the idea of dialogue as developed by Bakhtin and present a communicative model conducive to a polyphonic educational environment. In the third section we portray the dynamics of polyphony in the classroom suggesting an analysis of the parameters (perspective and position) defining the participants in the educational setting and the relations between them. We conclude by drawing the implications of our position to the question set out above: the paradox the teacher is subject to in advancing a set of values in a dialogue with students.
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Language: English
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