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ERIC Number: EJ918507
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3746
Rethinking Emancipation, Rethinking Education
Safstrom, Carl Anders
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v30 n2 p199-209 Mar 2011
In this paper I discuss the possibility of the idea of emancipation within an educational philosophy that does not accept schooling as its first premise. The first part of the paper will take Sweden as an example of an educational state defined through educational policies such as life long learning, accountability and evidence-based research, and argue that these words are only meaningful within the myth of schooling and not in a language of education/emancipation. The second part of the paper discusses different but related conceptions of emancipation by exploring its ambiguous nature. In the third part of the paper I specify the role and place of emancipation within a philosophy of education that seeks to articulate its social value.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden