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ERIC Number: EJ864573
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
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ISSN: ISSN-1743-727X
Baudrillard and the End of Education
Moran, Paul; Kendall, Alex
International Journal of Research & Method in Education, v32 n3 p327-335 Nov 2009
In this paper we examine ideas around Baudrillard's work on reality being a simulation, applying these ideas to educational research. We suggest that even rigorously devised quantitative forms of research, and the empirical data that such research produces, produce rather than simply report on reality; and that very often such research is complicit with naive assumptions about what education is and how education ought to be. We do not argue that such a process is intrinsically wrong but reflect on Baudrillard's work which indicates that this state of affairs in inescapable.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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