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ERIC Number: EJ795425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1478-2103
Jack Mezirow and Perspective Transformation: Toward an Understanding of Irish Educational Policy within a European Framework
Murphy, Timothy
Policy Futures in Education, v5 n4 p491-496 2007
This article considers important junctures in the evolution of Irish educational policy. For this purpose, the author makes appropriate references to the theoretical framework of Jack Mezirow. In particular, Mezirow's treatment of "meaning schemes", "meaning perspectives" and "paradigm shifts" are applied toward a better understanding of recent developments in educational policy there. The principal "paradigms" or "frames of reference" which underpin the formulation of educational policy are considered. It is hoped that such an analysis will contribute to the on-going debate about the future role of education in society in Europe generally. Readers from outside Ireland have an opportunity to reflect on the various influences that have impacted the evolution of their educational policies, and may identify resonances with specific developments in the Irish context, as well as points of departure. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland