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Re-schooling Society : Consensus and Controversy - David Hartley

Re-schooling Society

Consensus and Controversy

Paperback Published: 31st May 1997
ISBN: 9780750706247
Number Of Pages: 179

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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.

Re-schooling Society: An Introductionp. 1
The Path to the Postmodernp. 7
The Medieval World-viewp. 7
The Modern World-viewp. 10
Post(?)Modernityp. 18
Post-Fordism: The Emerging Economic Expression of Capitalismp. 19
Postmodernism: The Cultural Expression of Postmodernityp. 22
Postmodernism and Postmodernistsp. 25
Sociological Theories of the Postmodernp. 30
Neo-Durkheimian Theory and Postmodernismp. 30
Critical Theory and Postmodernismp. 33
Marxist Theory and Postmodernismp. 37
From the Medieval to the Post(?)Modern: A Summaryp. 39
Curriculump. 43
Curriculum and Modernityp. 45
Curriculum and Postmodernityp. 49
The Ludic-rous Curriculump. 49
Curriculum, Culture Wars and National Identityp. 56
Towards Subjects of the Selfp. 61
Performativity and the Curriculump. 70
Summaryp. 72
Pedagogyp. 74
Pedagogy and Modernityp. 74
The Pedagogy of Pleasurep. 77
Postmodernists, Psychology and Pedagogyp. 79
Postmodernists, Politics and Pedagogyp. 86
Technology, Performativity and Pedagogyp. 91
Vocation and Voicep. 101
Towards the Curricular, Pedagogical and Technical Fixp. 105
Assessmentp. 108
Assessment and Modernityp. 109
Validity and Representationp. 112
Foucault and Self-assessmentp. 113
Performativity, Post-Fordism and the Assessment of Competencep. 118
Playing for High Stakesp. 121
Managementp. 124
Modernity and Managementp. 125
Organization Theory, Postmodernists and Postmodernismp. 125
Organization Theory and Postmodernist Theoryp. 127
TQM and the Rise of the Qualitariatp. 132
Making the Right Choice?p. 137
The Way Forward Back to Basics?p. 141
Education Transformed?p. 147
Referencesp. 156
Indexp. 171
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ISBN: 9780750706247
ISBN-10: 0750706244
Series: Consensus and Controversy
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 179
Published: 31st May 1997
Publisher: FALMER PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.04
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1