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Educational Futures : Dominant and Contesting Visions - Ivana Milojevic

Educational Futures

Dominant and Contesting Visions

Hardcover Published: 19th May 2005
ISBN: 9780415333740
Number Of Pages: 297

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This book provides an overview and analysis of current tensions, debates and key issues within OECD nations, particularly Australia, the USA, Canada and the UK, with regard to where education is and should be going. Using a broad historical analysis, it investigates ideas and visions about the future that are increasingly evoked to support arguments about the imminent demise of the dominant modern educational model.

Focusing neither on prediction nor prescription, this text suggests the goal is an analysis of the ways in which the notion of the future circulates in contemporary discourse. Five specific discourses are explored: globalisation; new information and communications technologies; feminist; indigenous; and spiritual.

The book demonstrates the connections between particular approaches to time, visions of the future, and educational visions and practices. The author asserts that every approach to educational change is inherently based on an underlying image of the future.

"It is original and groundbreaking [and] will certainly be of interest to academics, students, and the general reader." -Julie Matthews, The University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Historical Futures Discourses in Education
Future, Time and Education: Contexts and connections
Using Time and the Future to Colonize and Educate the Other
Turn of the Spiral: Alternative histories
Destabilizing Dominant Narratives
The Colonization of the Future
Visions I: Globalisation
Visions II: Cyberia - the information age
Contextualizing Global Dreams and Nightmares
Searching for Social and Educational Alternatives
Visions III: Feminist alternatives
Visions IV: Indigenous alternatives
Visions V: Spiritual alternatives
Towards Educational Eutopias and Heterotopias
Postmodern Visions, Costs and Multi-temporalities
Epistemic Change and the Transformation of Education
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ISBN: 9780415333740
ISBN-10: 0415333741
Series: Futures in Education
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 297
Published: 19th May 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.25 x 15.39  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1