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ERIC Number: EJ1143103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1063-5734
Perspectives on Uniformity, Sameness, and Homogeneity and Proclamations of Pluralism, Diversity, and Heterogeneity
Varkøy, Øivind
Philosophy of Music Education Review, v25 n1 p4-9 Spr 2017
The times we live in are described as pluralistic and diverse. In the Nordic countries, societies are often described--even officially--as multicultural. People with different cultural and ethnic backgrounds are expected to coexist and respect each other. Different values are set free from hierarchical conceptual models. Many stories about the world are said to exist side by side and the general perception is that we live in times dominated by a cultural mentality that values difference and ambiguity. The modern educational progress project is questioned by thinkers who are affected by postmodern pluralism and relativistic impulses and the foundation of modern educational thinking, the Grand Narrative of knowledge as growth and development, is shaken. This means that one can no longer associate terms like "true," "real," or "essential" with knowledge.
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Language: English
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