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ERIC Number: EJ1178753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1056-4934
Contra Aquam Remigare: Reimagining Humanistic Paideia through Comparative-Historical Analysis of Education
Roussakis, Yiannis
European Education, v50 n2 p119-133 2018
This article attempts a reading of Andreas M. Kazamias's work and method as a persistent and firmly grounded attempt to "go against the tide" of an empirical/instrumentalist comparative education and toward a "modernist 'episteme.'" Kazamias has been explicitly critical of the social-scientific-cum-positivist comparative education, while at the same time acknowledging the limitations of the traditional historical-philosophical-humanistic approach. His "revisionist" comparative-historical analysis seeks to combine history with social science toward an "anthropocentric" comparative education, "concerned with the great problems--political, social but also ethical--which 'mankind' faces." Consistent with his rejection of instrumental/"techno-scientific" approaches to comparative education, Kazamias argues for a promethean humanistic education (i.e., "paideia," liberal education, "culture générale," "bildung") cultivating the soul and the mind, aiming at both the Platonic/Socratic psyche and the Aristotelian phronesis.
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Language: English
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