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ERIC Number: EJ1157017
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1366
The Impact of Socio-Cultural Differences on Educational Values: A Comparison of the Pedagogy of Michael Oakeshott and John McGahern
Williams, Kevin
Pedagogy, Culture and Society, v25 n4 p619-631 2017
The year 2016 marked the tenth anniversary of the death of John McGahern (born 1934), the widely acclaimed Irish author. There is a shared temper of mind and several common strands in the work of McGahern and that of the English philosopher, Michael Oakeshott (1900-1990). Despite the very different cultural environments in which they grew up and wrote, both writers exhibit a similar commitment to education as initiation into the pleasures of the mind, although they differ in their responses to the social context in which formal learning takes place. This paper examines the commonalities and differences in their visions of education.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland; United Kingdom (England)
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