Re-schooling Society

Re-schooling Society

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This text describes and explains the sense of uncertainty faced by educators as the millenium approaches. It highlights the many transitions taking place in all aspects of public life and education during the postmodern phase of late capitalism by using examples from the study of childhood, curriculum, pedagogy, assessment and organization of education. It also considers attempts made so far by policy makers in the western industrialized nations to come to terms with rapid cultural and social changes whilst, at the same time, trying to maintain competitive economies to meet the growing challenge of the emergent Pacific Rim nations.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 179 pages
  • 160.53 x 240.54 x 20.07mm | 431g
  • Routledge Falmer
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0750706236
  • 9780750706230

Table of contents

Postmodernity - enlightenment or dark age?; modernity and education; childhood; curriculum - disciplines or disintegrations; pedagogy - goodbye Miss Brody, hello Mr Chips; assessment - normal kids or standard deviants?; management - solid roles or soft cells; towards code-sharing in education; education 2000 - rewind or fastforward?
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