Habermas, Critical Theory and Education / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$135.37
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $135.15
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 12%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (5) from $135.15   
  • New (3) from $135.15   
  • Used (2) from $176.88   

Overview

The sociologist and philosopher Jürgen Habermas has had a wide-ranging and significant impact on understandings of social change and social conflict. However, there has been no concerted and focused attempt to introduce his ideas to the field of education broadly. This book rectifies this omission and delivers a definitive contribution to the understanding of Habermas's oeuvre as it applies to the field. The authors examine the contribution Habermas's theory has and can make to: pedagogy, learning and classroom interaction; the relation between education, civil society and the state; forms of democracy, reason and critical thinking; and performativity, audit cultures and accountability.

Additionally, the book answers a range of more specific questions, including: what are the implications for pedagogy of a shift from a philosophy of consciousness to a philosophy of language?; What contribution can Habermas's re-shaping of speech act theory and communicative rationality make to theories of classroom interaction?; and how can his theories of reason and colonization be used to explore questions of governance and accountability in education?

Read More Show Less

Product Details

Meet the Author

Mark Murphy is a Senior Lecturer in Education and Programme Leader for Education Studies in the Faculty of Education and Children's Services, University of Chester. Previously he worked as a Lecturer and Programme Director of a Teacher Training Programme at the University of Stirling. Prior to that, Dr. Murphy worked at University College Dublin and the National University of Ireland Maynooth. He has published widely, with numerous articles in journals such as the Journal of Education Policy, Journal of European Public Policy, European Journal of Education and the International Journal of Lifelong Education. His current research interests include educational sociology, critical theory, accountability in higher education, and public sector reform.

Ted Fleming is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Adult and Community Education at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, having previously been an Adult Education Organiser in County Louth Ireland. He is Director of the Centre for Research in Adult Learning and Education and coordinates the postgraduate research degrees in adult education at NUIM. His research interests include transformation theory, critical theory, mature students, access and higher education. Current research projects include an EU longitudinal study of dropout and retention issues for adult students in university, and a government sponsored study of the post-degree work experiences of mature students.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction

1. Communication, Deliberation, Reason: An Introduction to Habermas, Mark Murphy and Ted Fleming

Section 2: Key Issues and Debates in Habermas and Education

2. Educational Implications of the Idea of Deliberative Democracy, Tomas Englund

3. Communicative Utopia and Political Re-Education, Marianna Papasthephanou

4. The Concept of Lifeworld and Education in Post-Modernity: A Critical Appraisal of Habermas’ Theory of Communicative Action, Sigmund Ongstad

5. Habermas, Eurocentrism and Education: The Indigenous Knowledge Debate, Raymond A. Morrow

6. Forms of Rationality and Public Sector Reform: Habermas, Education and Social Policy, Mark Murphy

Section 3: Habermas Applied: Critical Theory And Educational Provision

7. Developing Competence in Collegial Spaces: Exploring Critical Theory and Community Education, John Bamber

8. Condemned to Learn: Habermas, University and the Learning Society, Ted Fleming

9. Learning Democratic Reason: The Adult Education Project of Jürgen Habermas, Stephen Brookfield

10. Citizenship, Discourse Ethics and an Emancipatory Model of Lifelong Learning, Clarence W. Joldersma and Ruth Deakin Crick

11. Practice and Theory of Narrative Inquiry in Education, Carola Conle

12. Educating Social Workers for Lifeworld and System, Barry Cooper

13. Jürgen Habermas, Critical Social Theory and Nursing Education: Implications for Caring in Nursing, Jane Sumner

Section 4: Conclusion

14. Taking Aim at the Heart of Education: Critical Theory and the Future of Learning, Ted Fleming and Mark Murphy

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)