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ERIC Number: EJ924029
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3746
Regret for What Not Has Been. Education, and from Now You're on Your Own
Lambeir, Bert
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v23 n2-3 p177-188 Mar 2004
When children gradually leave their parental home and the educational task of their parents is nearly finished, the relationship between them changes. The nature of the close relationship comes under pressure, and the question is whether what is awaited for will not be hollow. To think about the character and origin of this emptiness, leads to a reflection of the essence of the educational relationship itself. This article discusses the way in which "leaving home" puts the relationship between and the identities of parent and child at stake. It furthermore describes the kind of regret both partners experience, and argues that education is incomprehensible in the end. Coming to understand this has an important and positive other side: it demands our attention for the unforeseen and explains through this perhaps also partly its attractiveness.
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Language: English
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