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ERIC Number: EJ942021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Science Education as Emancipatory: The Case of Roy Bhaskar's Philosophy of Meta-Reality
Zembylas, Michalinos
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v38 n5 p665-676 Oct 2006
In this essay, I argue that Roy Bhaskar's philosophy of meta-Reality creates the middle way to theorize emancipation in critical science education: between empiricism and idealism on the one hand, and naive realism and relativism, on the other hand. This theorization offers possibilities to transcend the usual dichotomies and dualisms that are often perpetuated in some feminist and multiculturalist accounts of critical science education. Further, meta-Reality suggests a radically new way to re-visit the suspect notion of emancipation. The implications for critical science education are discussed.
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Language: English
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