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Education and Pedagogy in Cultural Change

1st Edition

By Wolfgang Brezinka


176 pages

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pub: 2017-09-22
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In a period of rapid cultural shifts, changing populations and new ideologies take hold and reshape political agendas and norms in the West. It is against this backdrop that Wolfgang Brezinka presents his controversial take on the impact these changes have made on the public education landscape. Offering his views on the historical context behind these cultural shifts, Brezinka argues for the development of moral and values education in the West and discusses the conflicting roles migration, divergent ideologies, and other factors have had to play. Focusing on pedagogy and policy, Brezinka puts forth a provocative perspective on the relationship between pluralism, tradition, and the future of education.

Table of Contents

    1. Education and Tradition
    2. "Values Education" in a Society Uncertain of its Values
    3. Force, State and Education
    4. Not the "End of Education" but "Courage for Good Education"!
    5. Educational Aims: Constancy, Change, Future Prospects
    6. Educational Aims in a Society Uncertain of its Values
    7. Moral Education in a Pluralistic Society: Cultural Conditions for Success and Limitations
    8. "General Education": Meaning and Limits of an Ideal
    9. Liberal Arts and Education: Clarifying their Relationships in an Individualistic Society
    10. Rise and Crisis of Scientific Pedagogy
    11. Expectations of Educators and the Imperfection of Pedagogy
    12. Turnaround: "From Pedagogy to Educational Science" – Experiences with an Ambiguous Program
    13. Crisis and Future of Pedagogy as a University Subject

About the Author

Wolfgang Brezinka is Professor Emeritus of Educational Science at the University of Konstanz, Germany. He is a member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and holds honorary doctorates from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, and the Catholic University of Milano, Italy.

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Routledge Research in Education

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects