Hannah Arendt And Education

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Hannah Arendt And Education: Renewing Our Common World is the first book to bring together a collection of essays on Hannah Arendt and education. The contributors contend that Arendt offers a unique perspective, one which enhances the liberal and critical traditions' call for transforming education so that it can foster the values of democratic citizenship and social justice. They focus on a wide array of Arendtian concepts—such as natality, action, freedom, public space, authority and judgment—which are ...
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Overview


Hannah Arendt And Education: Renewing Our Common World is the first book to bring together a collection of essays on Hannah Arendt and education. The contributors contend that Arendt offers a unique perspective, one which enhances the liberal and critical traditions' call for transforming education so that it can foster the values of democratic citizenship and social justice. They focus on a wide array of Arendtian concepts—such as natality, action, freedom, public space, authority and judgment—which are particularly relevant for education in a democratic society. Teachers, educators, and citizens in general who are interested in democratic or civic education would benefit from reading this book.
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Editorial Reviews

Nel Noddings
This is a splendid collection of essays on Arendt. With careful scholarship and clear writing, it fills a significant gap in the educational literature.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813366326
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2002
  • Series: Edge Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 0.65 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mordechai Gordon is a Professor of education in the School of Education at Quinnipiac University. His areas of specialization are foundations of education, humor and teacher education. He is author of Ten Common Myths in American Education (Holistic Education Press, 2005) and the editor of Reclaiming Dissent: Civics Education for the 21st Century, winner of the 2009 AESA Critics Choice Award. Dr. Gordon has published numerous articles in scholarly journals such as Educational Theory, Journal of Teacher Education, Oxford Review of Education and Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice.

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1
1 The Paradox of Natality: Teaching in the Midst of Belatedness 11
2 Hannah Arendt on Authority: Conservatism in Education Reconsidered 37
3 Education for Judgment: An Arendtian Oxymoron? 67
4 Contesting Utopianism: Hannah Arendt and the Tensions of Democratic Education 93
5 Multicultural Education and Arendtian Conservatism: On Memory, Historical Injury, and Our Sense of the Common 127
6 Is Hannah Arendt a Multiculturalist? 153
7 Hannah Arendt on Politicizing the University and Other Cliches 175
8 The Eclipse of Thinking: An Arendtian Critique of Cooperative Learning 201
9 What and How We Learned from Hannah Arendt: An Exchange of Letters 225
Contributors 257
Index 261
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