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ERIC Number: EJ774708
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0826-4805
The Educational Inadequacy of Conceptions of Self in Educational Psychology
Martin, Jack
Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, v35 n2 p185-208 Jun 2004
Disciplinary and professional psychology have exercised considerable influence over the ways in which Western individuals and societies understand what it is to be a person. During the last half of the 20th century, educational psychologists advanced scientific and humanistic conceptions of the self that removed personhood from the historical, socio-cultural traditions and related moral and political practices within which the self develops. In consequence, the theoretical and practical models of self-enhancement and self-management offered by educational psychologists are inadequate with respect to the education of persons who, if they are to function as effective citizens, must participate in complex, contested socio-cultural, moral, and political contexts with others.
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Language: English
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