ERIC Number: EJ1163036
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
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Education in a Troubled Era of Disenchantment: The Emergence of a New Zeitgeist
Samier, Eugenie A.
Journal of Educational Administration and History, v50 n1 p41-50 2018
This essay examines the emergence of a new Zeitgeist that has profound implications for education, particularly in the US. Following the dominance of neoliberalism, changes in society are reviewed that have been identified by many authors from a number of disciplines that are becoming more influential including globalisation, digitalisation, the surveillance and security state, populist politics, and post-truth claims and practices. Using a Zeitgeist analysis based primarily in Weberian disenchantment and the iron cage, a more central Zeitgeist of pervasive and institutionalised narcissism that encompasses the emerging eras is examined and identifies a number of issues and problems that arise for education and its administration.
Descriptors: Educational Change, Social Change, Neoliberalism, Global Approach, Social Problems, Educational Practices, Social Systems, Personality Traits, Social Attitudes, Attitude Change, Influence of Technology, Privacy
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